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Subfamily Phyllocnistinae

Leaf mine - Phyllocnistis liriodendronella Unid Leafminer WWpt6 - Phyllocnistis populiella Unid Leafminer WWpt9 - Phyllocnistis populiella Unid Leafminer Dtf1 - Phyllocnistis insignis Some Type of Leaf Miner Activity on Pale Indian Plantain - Phyllocnistis insignis Leaf Mine on Muscadine - Phyllocnistis vitegenella Moth - Phyllocnistis Leaf Mines on Yellow Poplar - Phyllocnistis liriodendronella
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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.