Phyllonorycter viminetorum

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Phyllonorycter viminetorum
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Phyllonorycter
Species: P. viminetorum
Binomial name
Phyllonorycter viminetorum
(Stainton, 1854)[1]
  • Lithocolletis viminetorum Stainton, 1854

Phyllonorycter viminetorum is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is found from Latvia to the Pyrenees and Italy and from Ireland to Ukraine.

Mined leaf of Salix viminalis

The wingspan is 8–9 mm.[2]

The larvae feed on Salix viminalis. They mine the leaves of their host plant. They create a lower-surface tentiform mine close to the leaf margin and normally also close to the petiole. There are often two mines in a single leaf. The mine in contracted in a tube-like fashion. The pupa yellowish brown and there is no visible cocoon. The frass is deposited in a corner of the mine.[3]