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Phyllonorycter pulchra

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

Phyllonorycter pulchra is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from the islands of Kyushu and Honshu in Japan and from Taiwan.

The wingspan is 6.5–7.5 mm.

The larvae feed on Rubus illecebrosus and Rubus palmatus var. coptophyllus. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The larva mines into the inter-parenchyma of the leaves.

References

Phyllonorycter pulchra Wikipedia


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