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Leaf Miner Moth (Phyllocnistis insignis) Damage on Fireweed (Erechtites hieraciifolius) Leaf Miner Moth damage on fireweed at a dense mixed forest edge. Geotagged,Phyllocnistis insignis,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge

Leaf Miner Moth (Phyllocnistis insignis) Damage on Fireweed (Erechtites hieraciifolius)

Leaf Miner Moth damage on fireweed at a dense mixed forest edge.

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  1. Another nice spotting! Posted 8 days ago

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''Phyllocnistis insignis'' is a moth of the family Gracillariidae, found throughout the United States .

The hostplants for the species include ''Arnoglossum muehlenbergii'', ''Erechtites hieracifolia'', ''Prenanthes alba'', and ''Senecio aureus''. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine has the form of a long, narrow, linear, winding mine on the upperside of the leaf.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Sep 11, 2019. Captured Sep 11, 2019 08:49 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/18.0
  • 1/25s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm