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Lyonetiidae
360205.100478.1Leucoptera 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.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
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).
References
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Guérin-Méneville & Perrottet, 1842. Mémoire sur un insecte et un champignon qui ravagent les cafiers aux Antilles. Mme Ve Bouchard-Huzard, Imprimeur-Libraire, 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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