No Common Name Proleucoptera smilaciella (Busck, 1900)    Synonyms: Hodges #0474.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Lyonetiidae   >   Genus Proleucoptera   

Description:

Caterpillars make distinctive leaf mines on the leaves of Smilax.

Relationships:

Host plants include various species of Smilax.

There are 5 records in the project database.

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A Proleucoptera smilaciella in Dorchester Co., Maryland (6/6/2019). Leaf blotch mining larvae were collected on June 6, 2019 on Smilax. The larvae spun a protective silk shelter and pupated on June 8, 2019. Adult emergence occured on June 24, 2019. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Proleucoptera smilaciella mine on Glaucous Greenbrier in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/19/2018). Verified by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Proleucoptera smilaciella mine on Glaucous Greenbrier in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/19/2018). Verified by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Proleucoptera smilaciella on Glaucous Greenbrier in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (2/19/2018). Verified by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Proleucoptera smilaciella in Dorchester Co., Maryland (7/9/2018). (c) Mark Etheridge, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Proleucoptera smilaciella leaf mine on Smilas in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/18/2013). Determined by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Proleucoptera smilaciella leaf mine on Smilax in Baltimore City, Maryland (7/18/2013). Determined by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

A Proleucoptera smilaciella in Aiken Co., South Carolina (5/22/2011). Determined by Maury J. Heiman/BugGuide. Photo by JC Jones. (MBP list)


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