Orache Leafminer Moth Chrysoesthia sexguttella Thunberg, 1794Non-native  Synonyms: Hodges #1719,  Microsetia sexguttella.

Status:

This species is a common pan-European species that is likely an introduced species in the U.S. The larvae mine a variety of plants in the Amaranth family (R. Borchelt, pers. comm.). Now widespread in the eastern U.S. in weedy fields and disturbed areas where host plants are found (BugGuide).

Relationships:

It is most commonly seen here on plants in the genus Chenopodium (R. Borchelt, pers. comm.).

There are 19 records in the project database.

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An Orache Leafminer Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (11/6/2015). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

An Orache Leafminer Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/4/2017). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Orache Leafminer Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (7/20/2016). Reared from leaf mines collected on Chenopodium album. Adults emerged July 20, 2016. Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

An Orache Leafminer Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/23/2006). Photo by Bob Patterson. (MBP list)

An Orache Leafminer Moth in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/18/2007). Determined by Terry Harrison/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Male and female Orache Leafminer Moths in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/26/2007). Determined by Bob Patterson/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Leaf mines of Orache Leafminers in Baltimore City, Maryland (6/28/2007). Verified by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Thomas Wilson. (MBP list)

Orache Leafminer Moth leaf mine on Missouri Lambsquarters in Prince George's Co., Maryland (10/3/2015). Verified by Charley Eiseman/BugGuide. Photo by Rick Borchelt. (MBP list)

Orache Leafminer Moth mines on Missouri Lambsquarters in Harford Co., Maryland (10/8/2017). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Orache Leafminer Moth mines on Missouri Lambsquarters in Harford Co., Maryland (5/28/2018). Photo by Josh Emm. (MBP list)

Orache Leafminer Moth larvae in Harford Co., Maryland (6/30/2018). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)


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