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Phyllonorycter himalayana

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gracillariidae
Scientific name  Phyllonorycter himalayana
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Phyllonorycter
Rank  Species

Phyllonorycter himalayana is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from the Nepal.

The wingspan is about 9 mm.

The larvae feed on Quercus semecarpifolia. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a rather large, elliptical or circular, slightly tentiformed blotch occurring upon the upper surface of the leaf, usually situated on the space between the middle vein and the leaf-margin. The upper epidermis of the leaf on the mining part is whitish-brown, smeared with irregular, dark reddish-brown blotches or lines and with many minute, longitudinal ridges in the fully matured stage.

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Phyllonorycter himalayana Wikipedia


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