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Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella

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

Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is found from Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Alps, Hungary and Ukraine and from Ireland to central Russia.

The wingspan is 6-7.5 mm. There are two generations per year with adults on wing in May and again in August

The larvae feed on Salix repens. They mine the leaves of their host plant. They create a lower-surface tentiform mine, that may occupy the entire underside of a small leaf. The mine contracts strongly, folding the leaf and sometimes causing it to become tube-like. The lower epidermis has many fine folds. The pupa is made in a corner of the mine, while the frass is deposited in the opposite corner.

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Phyllonorycter quinqueguttella Wikipedia


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