Marmara pomonella

Marmara pomonella
Marmara pomonella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Gracillariidae
Genus: Marmara
Species: M. pomonella
Binomial name
Marmara pomonella
Busck, 1915

The Apple Fruitminer (Marmara pomonella) is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from Canada and the United States (Oregon and Maine).[1]

The larvae feed on Malus species (including Malus pumila and Malus sylvestris) and Pyrus species. They usually mine the twigs of their host plant. The mine is found just under the epidermis of the twigs. On occasion, it may also mine the fruit of Malus species, hence its common name.