Parectopa bumeliella

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Parectopa bumeliella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Parectopa
Species: P. bumeliella
Binomial name
Parectopa bumeliella
Braun, 1939[1]

Parectopa bumeliella is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from Kentucky and Arkansas, U.S.A.[1] It was described by A.F. Braun in 1939.[2]

The hostplants for the species include Sideroxylon lanuginosum and Sideroxylon lycioides. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a wide upperside linear mine expanding into a white blotch, usually obliterating the early mine. The blotch is roughly oval in outline.


  1. ^ a b Parectopa bumeliella Braun, 1939[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Braun, A. F. 1939. Notes and new species: Gracilariidae [sic] (Microlepidoptera). - Annals of the Entomological Society of America 32:279–287.