Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information about the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Subfamily Phyllocnistinae

Moth IMG_0217 - Phyllocnistis liriodendronella Gracillariidae, left side - Phyllocnistis Phyllocnistis - Phyllocnistis liriodendronella Paraleucoptera albella? - Phyllocnistis Phyllocnistis Gracillariidae - Phyllocnistis insignis Dusky wing? - Phyllocnistis Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Phyllocnistis
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Phyllocnistinae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Considered by some to be a separate family, Phyllocnistidae.
In a recent classification (1), Marmarinae, Oecophyllembiinae, and Phyllocnistinae s. str. are treated as tribes within Phyllocnistinae.
Explanation of Names
From the type genus Phyllocnistis, Greek meaning "leaf scraper." (2)
Numbers
One genus in North America, Phyllocnistis.