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Bucculatrix thurberiella (Cotton Leaf Perforator)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Cotton Leaf Perforator (Bucculatrix thurberiella) is a moth of the Bucculatricidae family. It is native to the south-western United States and northern Mexico. It is an introduced species in Hawaii.The wingspan is 7-9 mm. The forewings are white, but the extreme costal margin from the base to beyond the middle is blackish. The hindwings are pale whitish ocherous.The larvae feed on Gossypium tomentosum and Thurberia thespesioides. They mine the leaves of their host plant.
View Wikipedia Record: Bucculatrix thurberiella

Prey / Diet

Gossypium herbaceum (Levant cotton)[1]
Gossypium thurberi (Thurber's cotton)[1]
Gossypium tomentosum (Hawai'i cotton)[1]



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