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Unidentified Leaf Mines

leaf mine St. Andrews leaf miner on Wisteria sinensis 3 same as miner 3 on Robinia maybe 2015 1 Unid Leafminer Dmf1 Sebastian leaf miner on Chiococca alba FL14 2015 1 leafminer of Tripsacum dactyloides St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus laevis SA968 Neurobathra strigifinitella maybe 2017 1 St. Andrews leaf miner on Morella cerifera SA1183 2017 1 Sandhills Gamelands leaf miner on Aronia arbutifolia SG29 2017 2
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Unidentified Tracks, Sign, and Other Mysteries)
No Taxon Unidentified Leaf Mines
Remarks
This section is the home of unidentified leaf mines, which may have been made by the larvae of moths, flies, beetles, or sawflies. Knowing the host plant is extremely helpful, and in most cases essential, to identifying the miner.
Print References
(1)(2)
Internet References
Great information and images of Illinois moth mines at microleps.org
Mines of British Flies and Other Insects (not North American, but much of the information is transferable)
BugTracks (Charley Eiseman's blog posts about leafminers)
Works Cited
1.Leaf-mining Insects
Needham, James G., Stuart W. Frost, and Beatrice H. Tothill. 1928. The Williams & Wilkins Company, Baltimore.
2.Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates
Charley Eiseman & Noah Charney. 2010. Stackpole Books.