Phyllonorycter similis

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Phyllonorycter similis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Phyllonorycter
Species: P. similis
Binomial name
Phyllonorycter similis
Kumata, 1982

Phyllonorycter similis is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from Japan (Hokkaidō, Honshū, Kyūshū, Satunan and Shikoku), Korea and the Russian Far East.[1]

The larvae feed on Quercus acutissima, Quercus cerris, Quercus crispula, Quercus dentata, Quercus mongolica and Quercus serrata. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of an elongate-elliptical blotch mine on the lower surface of the leaf.