Phyllonorycter yamadai

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Phyllonorycter yamadai
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Phyllonorycter
Species: P. yamadai
Binomial name
Phyllonorycter yamadai
Kumata, 1973[1]

Phyllonorycter yamadai is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from Nepal.[2]

The wingspan is 5.5–6 mm.

The larvae feed on Engelhardia spicata. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a very small blotch occurring upon the lower surface of the leaf, situated on the space between two lateral veins or rarely along the leaf-margin. It is elliptical to quadrangular in form. The lower epidermis of the leaf on the mining part is dark brown, slightly constricted longitudinally, but without distinct wrinkles or ridges even in accomplished condition.