No Common Name Porphyrosela minuta Clarke, 1953Non-native  Synonyms: Hodges #843.1.

Status:

Range is "Argentina and Uruguay. No specimens known from North America, but present in California, Oklahoma, Maryland, and North Carolina based on BugGuide photos." (BugGuide)

"The leaf mines, larvae, and adult shown [in BugGuide] perfectly match those illustrated by Bentancourt and Scatoni (2007). The only known native Porphyrosela in the US, P. desmodiella, is very similar as an adult. However, it makes underside tentiform mines, not flat upperside mines like those of P. minuta, and Trifolium is not one of its known hosts." (BugGuide)

Relationships:

Larvae are leafminers in White Clover.

There are 26 records in the project database.

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An adult Porphyrosela minuta in Harford Co., Maryland (11/1/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

A Porphyrosela minuta reared from leaf mines in White Clover in Harford Co., Maryland (11/1/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Porphyrosela minuta leaf mines on White Clover in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/23/2017). Verified by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

Porphyrosela minuta leaf mines in White Clover in Harford Co., Maryland (9/29/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Porphyrosela minuta in Harford Co., Maryland (9/20/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Porphyrosela minuta in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (9/28/2018). Determined by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

Porphyrosela minuta in Harford Co., Maryland (10/2/2017). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Porphyrosela minuta mines on White Clover in Harford Co., Maryland (10/5/2017). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

Porphyrosela minuta in Harford Co., Maryland (10/16/2017). Photo by Dominique Bayne. (MBP list)

Porphyrosela minuta leaf mines in Baltimore City, Maryland (8/13/2012). Verified by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Porphyrosela minuta in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/18/2018). Verified by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)


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