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Citrus Peelminer

Scientific Name
Marmara gulosa
Scientific Author
Guillén & Davis, 2001
Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
High
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Dorsal - Larva
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Justin C. Smith Ministry for Primary Industries
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Antennae grayish fuscous; head and palpi white; occiput fuscous. Maxillary palpi dark; second joint of labials touched with fuscons. Fore wing dark gray-brown, with silvery-white markings; a fascia at basal third; and a somewhat oblique one at middle, slightly excurved and sometimes broken at middle; with two costal spots and one or more on inner margin beyond it; the outermost spot sometimes forming a bar across the apical fringe. Fringes paler, whitish at apex; hind wing grayish fuscous. 6 mm.

Lava forms a long, linear mine under the bark of willow twigs in the fall, which at that time is inconspicuous. In the spring it is revealed by the scarring of the bark over it. The larva in early spring is pale yellow.

References

- Forbes, W.T.M. (1923). Lepidoptera of New York and neighboring states. Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station Memoirs, 68: 1-729.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
26/07/2011 08:52 AEST
Last Updated
11/04/2014 02:44 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Citrus Peelminer (Marmara gulosa) Updated on 4/11/2014 2:44:14 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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