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Phyllocnistis populiella

Wikipedia Abstract

The Common Aspen Leaf Miner or Aspen Serpentine Leafminer (Phyllocnistis populiella) is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is found in northern North America, including Alberta, Massachusetts, Ontario and Alaska.The larvae feed on Populus tremuloides and Balsam poplar. The larvae feed on the contents of epidermal cells on both top and bottom surfaces of quaking aspen leaves, leaving the photosynthetic tissue of the mesophyll intact.
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Prey / Diet

Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)[1]
Populus deltoides (eastern cottonwood)[1]
Populus nigra (Lombardy poplar)[1]
Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Caloptilia populiella1
Caloptilia stigmatella2
Chionaspis longiloba (longiloba scale)1
Phenacoccus minimus (minimus mealybug)1
Phyllonorycter apparella (Aspen Leaf Blotch Miner Moth)1
Phyllonorycter nipigon1
Phyllonorycter salicifoliella2


Canada; U.S.A.;



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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