Promalactis suzukiella

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Promalactis suzukiella
Suzuki's Promolactis Moth.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Oecophoridae
Genus: Promalactis
Species: P. suzukiella
Binomial name
Promalactis suzukiella
(Matsumura, 1931)[1]
Synonyms
  • Borkhausenia suzukiella Matsumura, 1931

Suzuki's Promolactis Moth (Promalactis suzukiella) is a moth of the Oecophoridae family. It is native to Korea, Japan and Taiwan, but is an introduced species in the United States, where it has been recorded from Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.[2]

The length of the forewings is 4.5–7 mm. Adults are on wing from March to late September, indicating at least two and possibly multiple generations per year.

The larvae feed under the bark of rotting logs of Prunus virginiana, Quercus species and Prunus persica.

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