Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella

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Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Phyllonorycter
Species: P. quinqueguttella
Binomial name
Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella
(Stainton, 1851)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lithocolletis quinqueguttella Stainton, 1851

Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is found from Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Alps, Hungary and Ukraine and from Ireland to central Russia.

The wingspan is 6-7.5 mm. There are two generations per year with adults on wing in May and again in August[2]

The larvae feed on Salix repens. They mine the leaves of their host plant. They create a lower-surface tentiform mine, that may occupy the entire underside of a small leaf. The mine contracts strongly, folding the leaf and sometimes causing it to become tube-like. The lower epidermis has many fine folds. The pupa is made in a corner of the mine, while the frass is deposited in the opposite corner.[3]

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