Phyllonorycter fraxinella

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Phyllonorycter fraxinella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Phyllonorycter
Species: P. fraxinella
Binomial name
Phyllonorycter fraxinella
(Zeller, 1846)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lithocolletis fraxinella Zeller, 1846

Phyllonorycter fraxinella is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is found from Germany and Poland tot Sicily and Greece and from France to southern Russia.

The larvae feed on Genista germanica and Genista tinctoria. They mine the leaves of their host plant. They create a strongly inflated and folded, lower-surface, tentifrom mine.[2]

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