Leucoptera caffeina

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Leucoptera caffeina
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Lyonetiidae
Genus: Leucoptera
Species: L. caffeina
Binomial name
Leucoptera caffeina
Washbourn, 1940

Leucoptera caffeina is a species of moth. This leaf miner is one of several related pests on Coffea species. It is found in Angola, Zaire, Kenya and Tanzania in Africa. [1] Other coffee leafminers include Leucoptera coffeella.


  1. ^ Filho, O. G. (2006). Coffee leaf miner resistance. Braz. J Plant Physiol. 18:1]