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Subfamily Phyllocnistinae

Serpentine leaf miner caterpillar - Phyllocnistis populiella Mine in Erechtites hieraciifolia - Phyllocnistis insignis Mine - Phyllocnistis vitifoliella St. Andrews leaf miner on Lyonia lucida LA23 Phyllocnistis 2016 1 - Phyllocnistis Sweetgum leafminer, perhaps Phyllocnistis liquidambarisella? - Phyllocnistis liquidambarisella St. Andrews leaf miner on Packera glabella SA1510 Phyllocnistis insignis 2019 1 - Phyllocnistis insignis Phyllocnistis liriodendronella? - Phyllocnistis liriodendronella Ding Darling Refuge leaf miner on Parthenocissus quinquefolia D1982 Phyllocnistis ampelopsiella 2019 3 - Phyllocnistis ampelopsiella
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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)
One genus in North America, Phyllocnistis.