Phyllonorycter scudderella

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Phyllonorycter scudderella
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P. scudderella
Binomial name
Phyllonorycter scudderella
(Frey & Boll, 1873)[1]
Synonyms
  • Lithocolletis scudderella Frey and Boll, 1873
  • Lithocolletis salicivorella Braun, 1908
  • Phyllonorycter salicivorella

Phyllonorycter scudderella is a moth of the family Gracillariidae. It is widespread in eastern North America from Ontario to Ohio and in western North America from south-eastern Alaska to Oregon.

The length of the forewings is 3-4.3 mm. Adults are on wing from mid-March to early May and from late June to early October. There are probably two generations per year.

The larvae feed on Salix babylonica, Salix bebbiana, Salix discolor and Salix candida species. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a small tentiform blotch on the underside of the leaf. It is located between the veins. It is elongate-oval and somewhat wrinkled.

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