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Gracillariidae
330272.000740Phyllonorycter blancardella – Spotted Tentiform Leafminer – (Fabricius, 1781)

© John Lee
Larva and
Host Plants:
Apple
Similar Species:
  • Phyllonorycter blancardella is part of a species group that includes 0784 - P. propinquinella and 0746 - P. crataegella. Within this group species are best distinguished by genitalia or DNA.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: Select/reselect View by Region on the related species page.)
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Landry, J.-F. & D.L. Wagner, 1995. Taxonomic review of apple-feeding species of Phyllonorycter Hübner (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) in North America. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 97(3): 610; figs. 5-7, 9-10, 14-21.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Phyllonorycter blancardella
© David Reed
Phyllonorycter blancardella
© John Lee
Phyllonorycter blancardella
© Bob Patterson
Phyllonorycter blancardella
8mm - LG – © Jim Vargo
Phyllonorycter blancardella
9mm – © Mississippi Entomological Museum

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