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33a0377 – 0849   Phyllocnistis liriodendronella Clemens, 1863

Charley Eiseman
Larva and
Host Plants:
Leaf miner of Magnolia and Liriodendron.
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Synonymy: Phyllocnistis liriodendronella Clemens, 1863
Phyllocnistis liriodendrella Dyar, 1903
Phyllocnistis magnoliaeella Chambers, 1880
Phyllocnistis magnoliaella Busck, 1900
Phyllocnistis magnoliella Dyar, 1903
Phyllocnistis magnoliella Forbes, 1923
Taxonomic Notes: Phyllocnistis liriodendronella Clemens, 1863 includes as a synonym Phyllocnistis magnoliella Forbes, 1923 (Eiseman & Davis in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Phyllocnistis liriodendronella
Steve Nanz
Phyllocnistis liriodendronella
Steve Nanz
Phyllocnistis liriodendronella
Kim Fleming
Phyllocnistis liriodendronella
Charley Eiseman
Phyllocnistis liriodendronella
LG(cc) CBG Photog. Grp. (USNM)
Phyllocnistis liriodendronella
LG – McGuire Center Coll.

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