Bedellia orchilella

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Hawaiian sweet potato leaf miner
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Bedelliidae
Genus: Bedellia
Species: B. orchilella
Binomial name
Bedellia orchilella
Walsingham, 1907

Bedellia orchilella, the Hawaiian sweet potato leaf miner, is a moth of the family Bedelliidae. It is endemic to the Hawaiian islands of Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui and Hawaii.

The larvae feed on Ipomoea species, including Ipomoea tuberculata. They mine the leaves of their host plant. It is considered a pest on sweet potatoes in Hawaii. The mines may cause the yellowing of the leaves, giving them a notched and withered appearance.

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