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33a0304 – 0740   Phyllonorycter blancardella (Fabricius, 1781)
             Spotted Tentiform Leafminer

© John Lee
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  • 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 View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tinea blancardella Fabricius, 1781
Lithocolletis concomitella Bankes, 1899
Lithocolletis pyrariella Tutt, 1898
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • 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
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Phyllonorycter blancardella
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Phyllonorycter blancardella
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Phyllonorycter blancardella
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Phyllonorycter blancardella
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Phyllonorycter blancardella
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