Parornix anguliferella

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Parornix anguliferella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Parornix
Species: P. anguliferella
Binomial name
Parornix anguliferella
(Zeller, 1847)[1]
Synonyms
  • Ornix anguliferella Zeller, 1847

Parornix anguliferella is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is found from Germany to Sardinia, Sicily and Greece and from the Netherlands to southern Russia.

The larvae feed on Amelanchier ovalis, Cydonia oblonga, Prunus avium, Prunus glandulosa, Prunus mahaleb, Prunus persica, Prunus spinosa, Pyrus amygdaliformis, Pyrus communis and Sorbus species. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine consists of a lower-surface, epidermal corridor, continued into a blotch. Some silk is deposited in the blotch, causing it to form a weakly contracted tentiform mine. After some time the larva leaves the mine and continues feeding in a folded leaf margin.[2]

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