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Species Marmara smilacisella - Hodges#0718

Reared from Smilax bona-nox - Marmara smilacisella Reared from Smilax bona-nox - Marmara smilacisella Marmara smilacisella Gracillariidae, resting on a leaf of Carrion Flower, dorsal  - Marmara smilacisella Gracillariidae, ventral - Marmara smilacisella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Subfamily Marmarinae
Genus Marmara
Species smilacisella (Marmara smilacisella - Hodges#0718)
Hodges Number
0718
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Chambers, 1875
Explanation of Names
Smilacis, "of Smilax", plus the diminutive suffix -ella.
Food
Leaf miners in Smilax sp. including S. glabra, S. glauca, Smilax hispida. (Butterflies and Moths of North America)