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Species Micrurapteryx salicifoliella - Willow Leafblotch Miner - Hodges#0647

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Subfamily Ornixolinae
Genus Micrurapteryx
Species salicifoliella (Willow Leafblotch Miner - Hodges#0647)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Micrurapteryx salicifoliella (Chambers, 1872)
Gracilaria salicifoliella Chambers, 1872
Explanation of Names
salicifoliella - Latin for 'willow leaf small' (1)
1 Nearctic sp. (2) (rest are in Asia)
9 mm (MPG)
CA plus scattered records across N. Amer. - Map (MPG)
mostly Jul-Oct (MPG)
Ten species of willows were infested [in Alaska], severity of which differed somewhat between localities and species (Furniss et al. 2001)
Print References
Chambers, V.T. 1872. Microlepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist. 4: 25.
Furniss, M.E., E.H. Holsten, M.J. Foote, & M. Bertram. 2001. Biology of a Willow Leaf Blotch Miner, Micrurapteryx salicifoliella, (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae) in Alaska. Environmental Entomology, 30(4): 736-741.
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, Pl. 3.14f; p. 54. (3)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.The Barcode of Life Database (BOLD)