Porphyrosela minuta

Porphyrosela minuta

''Porphyrosela minuta'' is a moth of the family Gracillariidae. It is known from Argentina, Brazil and Chile. It has been recently introduced in North America and is found in several states, as far north as Maryland.

The larvae feed on ''Medicago sativa'' and ''Trifolium'' species . They mine the leaves of their host plant.
Taxonomy
KingdomAnimalia
DivisionArthropoda
ClassInsecta
OrderLepidoptera
FamilyGracillariidae
GenusPorphyrosela
SpeciesP. minuta