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Phyllonorycter auronitens

Wikipedia Abstract

Phyllonorycter auronitens is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from Québec and the United States (including Massachusetts, Kentucky, Maine, North Carolina, Vermont and Connecticut). The wingspan is 6.5-8.2 mm. The larvae feed on Alnus species, including Alnus incana, Alnus rubra and Alnus rugosa. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a tentiform mine on the underside of the leaf.
View Wikipedia Record: Phyllonorycter auronitens

Prey / Diet

Alnus incana (gray alder)[1]
Alnus serrulata (hazel alder)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Caloptilia alnivorella1
Caloptilia pulchella1
Chionaspis lintneri (Lintner scale)2
Phyllonorycter alnicolella1
Phyllonorycter incanella1

Distribution

Canada; U.S.A.;

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Citations

Species recognized by De Prins J. & De Prins W., Aug-2011, World Gracillariidae: Global Taxonomic Database of Gracillariidae in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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