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36a0045 – 0472   Lyonetia prunifoliella (Hübner, 1796)

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Similar Species:
  • NA specimens of Lyonetia prunifoliella are placed in two BINs narrowly separated by DNA barcode and widely separated from Eurasian specimens.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tinea prunifoliella Hübner, 1796
Argyromyges acerifoliella Curtis, 1850
Elachista albella Eversmann, 1844
Lyonetia apicistrigella Chambers, 1875
Lyonetia gracilella Chambers, 1876
Lithocolletes malinella Matsumura, 1907
Lyonetia malivorella Matsumura, 1931
Lyonetia nidificansella Packard, 1869
Tinea padifoliella Hübner, 1813
Lyonetia ringoniella Matsumura, 1931
Lyonetia schineri Nowicki, 1864
Poeciloptilia sittaepenella Hübner, 1825
Lyonetia speculella Clemens, 1862
Taxonomic Notes: Lyonetia prunifoliella (Hübner, 1796) includes as a synonym Lyonetia speculella Clemens, 1862 [0472] in Schmitt et al., (1996).
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Clemens, B., 1862. New American Micro-Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia, 1(5): 134.
  • Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 11.49f; p. 112. Book Review and ordering
  • Schmitt, J.S, M.W. Brown, D. R. Davis, 1996. Taxonomy, Morphology, and Biology of Lyonetia prunifoliella(Lepidoptera: Lyonetiidae), a Leafminer of Apple. Entomological Society of America, 89(3) 334-345.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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