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Phyllonorycter pterocaryae

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

Phyllonorycter pterocaryae is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from the island of Hokkaidō in Japan and from the Russian Far East.

The wingspan is 5–6 mm.

The larvae feed on Juglans ailanthifolia, Juglans mandschurica, Juglans regia and Pterocarya rhoifolia. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a ptychonomous leaf mine, situated between two veins of the upper surface of the leaf.

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Phyllonorycter pterocaryae Wikipedia


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