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33a0357 – 0791   Phyllonorycter salicifoliella (Chambers, 1871)
             Willow Leaf Blotch Miner

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Field Marks:
Davis & Deschka, 2001: 33; figs. 13-17,21-23,32-34,161-194,245-250,269-308,343-350,431,432,446,447; map 4.
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Synonymy: Lithocolletis salicifoliella Chambers, 1871
Lithocolletis salicifoliella Clemens, 1861 [nomen nudum]
Lithocolletis kenora Freeman, 1970
Taxonomic Notes: Phyllonorycter salicifoliella (Chambers, 1875) includes as synonyms Lithocolletis salicifoliella Clemens, 1861 [nomen nudum] and Lithocolletis kenora Freeman, 1970 [0762] in Davis & Deschka (2001).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Braun, A.F., 1908. Revision of the North American species of the genus Lithocolletis Hübner. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 34: 287.
  • Clemens, B., 1861 [1862]. Micro-Lepidopterous Larvae. Notes on a few species, the imagos of which are probably undescribed. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 1(4): 81.
  • Davis, D. R. & G. Deschka, 2001. Biology and systematics of the North American Phyllonorycter leafminers on Salicaceae, with a synoptic catalog of the Palearctic species (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 614: 1-89.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 3.34f; p. 56. Book Review and ordering
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Phyllonorycter salicifoliella
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