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Phyllonorycter malayana

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

Phyllonorycter malayana is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from Pahang, Malaysia.

The wingspan is 6.2-6.8 mm.

The larvae feed on Engelhardia spicata. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of an elliptical or oblong, typically tentiform blotch-mine found on the upper side of the leaf, usually on the leaf-vein, with the upper epidermis of the mining part having a longitudinal wrinkle in the middle. Pupation takes place inside the mine-cavity. The pupa is enclosed with a whitish, ellipsoidal cocoon, which is covered with grains of frass.

References

Phyllonorycter malayana Wikipedia


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