No Common Name Marmara smilacisella (Chambers, 1875)    Synonyms: Hodges #0718.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Gracillariidae   >   Genus Marmara   

Description:

Caterpillars make distinctive silvery leaf mines on the upperside of greenbrier leaves.

Relationships:

Host plants are limited to species in the genus Smilax.

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Leaf mines caused by Marmara smilacisella on Common Greenbrier in Charles Co., Maryland (9/17/2016). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

Marmara smilacisella leaf mines in Calvert Co., Maryland (7/3/2019). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Marmara smilacisella leaf mine on a Smilax in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/20/2016). Verified by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Marmara smilacisella leaf mine on a Smilax in Baltimore City, Maryland (10/20/2016). Verified by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)


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