Phyllocnistis insignis

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Phyllocnistis insignis
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Phyllocnistis
Species: P. insignis
Binomial name
Phyllocnistis insignis
Frey & Boll, 1876[1]
  • Phyllocnistis erechtitisella Chambers, 1878
  • Phyllocnistis erechtiisella Dyar, [1903]

Phyllocnistis insignis is a moth of the Gracillariidae family, found throughout the United States (including Maine, Illinois, Ohio, Maryland, Michigan, Kentucky, Missouri, Texas, Georgia, Florida and California).[1]

The hostplants for the species include Arnoglossum muehlenbergii, Erechtites hieracifolia, Prenanthes alba, and Senecio aureus. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a long, narrow, linear, winding mine on the upperside of the leaf.


  1. ^ a b Phyllocnistis insignis Frey & Boll, 1876 at the Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae (Lepidoptera).

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