Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Phyllocnistis hyperpersea (Davis and Wagner, 2011)


Family: Gracillariidae
Subfamily: Phyllocnistinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 0.38 to 0.44 cm
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: The larvae feed on Persea americana and Persea borbonia.
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: It is found from Nansemond and Virginia Beach Counties in Virginia, south along the lowland Atlantic coastal region to the Florida Everglades. It might have a much wider range, since material which might belong to this species has been recorded from Honduras and Mexico.
Conservation:
NCGR:
Management Needs:
Comments:
Taxonomy Notes: None.