Phyllonorycter silvicola

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Phyllonorycter silvicola
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Phyllonorycter
Species: P. silvicola
Binomial name
Phyllonorycter silvicola
de Prins, 2012

Phyllonorycter silvicola is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is found in western Kenya. The habitat consists of the eastern edge of primary rainforests intermixed with savannah vegetation.

The length of the forewings is 2.7 mm. The forewings are light ochreous with white markings. The hindwings are pale fuscous with a silver shine. Adults are on wing in late March.[1]


The specific epithet is a compound word consisting of two components in Latin: silva (meaning forest) and colere (meaning to dwell).