Cremastobombycia verbesinella

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Cremastobombycia verbesinella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Cremastobombycia
Species: C. verbesinella
Binomial name
Cremastobombycia verbesinella
(Busck, 1900)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lithocolletis verbesinella Busck, 1900

Cremastobombycia verbesinella is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from Florida, United States.[2]

The wingspan is about 6.4 mm.

The larvae feed on Verbesina virginica. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a roomy tent-shaped mine on the underside of the leaf. The lower epidermis is much wrinkled longitudinally. Pupation takes place in an elongate white cocoon suspended at both ends like a hammock inside the mine.

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