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]
Synonyms
  • 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
Larva

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]

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