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Cameraria agrifoliella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gracillariidae
Scientific name  Cameraria agrifoliella
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Cameraria
Rank  Species
Cameraria agrifoliella

Cameraria agrifoliella is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from California, United States.

The wingspan is 7.5-9 mm.

The larvae feed on Chrysolepis chrysophylla, Quercus agrifolia and Quercus virginiana. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine is found on the upperside of the leaf. It has an irregular shape, either circular or ovoid. The epidermis is opaque greenish yellow and often found across a midrib. The pupa is formed under a flat nearly circular semi-transparent web, the upper epidermis is thrown into a longitudinal fold.

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Cameraria agrifoliella Wikipedia


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