Rahul Sharma

Cameraria saccharella

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

Cameraria saccharella is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from Quebec, Canada, and Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Maine, New York, Connecticut and Vermont in the United States.

The wingspan is 5–7 mm.

The larvae feed on Acer species, including Acer nigrum, Acer rubrum, Acer saccharinum and Acer saccharum. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a small irregular blotch mine on the upperside of the leaf. There may be up to thirty mines on a single leaf. The pupa is not enclosed in a cocoon.

References

Cameraria saccharella Wikipedia


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