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36a0051 – 0478.1   Leucoptera coffeella (Guérin-Méneville & Perrottet, 1842)
Distribution Data for Leucoptera coffeella
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Distribution: USA: Florida
Type locality: Antilles.
Larva and
Host Plants:
Miner of coffee leaf.
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Taxonomic Notes: Leucoptera coffeella (Guérin-Méneville & Perrottet, 1842) is now recognized within the North American fauna. Established population found in planted coffee trees from area of Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2021- James Hayden, FDACS-DPI (pers. comm. 12/21/2021).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Guérin-Méneville, F.E & S. Perrottet, 1842:. Mémoire sur un insecte et un champignon qui ravagent les cafiers aux Antilles, 15.
  • Hayden, J.E., 2021. Leucoptera coffeella (Gue?rin-Me?neville & Perrottet), coffee leafminer, a new Continental USA record. Tri-ology, 60(4) 3.
Leucoptera coffeella
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Leucoptera coffeella
Florida - LG – © James Hayden
Leucoptera coffeella
Florida - LG - © James Hayden

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