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Species Phyllonorycter apparella - Aspen Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Hodges#0736

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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 Lithocolletinae
Genus Phyllonorycter
No Taxon (Salicaceae-feeding species)
Species apparella (Aspen Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Hodges#0736)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
original combination Tinea apparella Herrich-Schaffer, 1855
forewing length 3.6 - 4.8 mm (1)
larvae up to 6.4 mm
pupae 4.5 mm
egg 0.3 mm long x 0.19 mm wide x 0.14 mm deep
Adults - slender bronzy brown forewings partially traversed by usually five, rarely four, mostly oblique white costal bands and usually five, highly variable, white dorsal bands. Hindwing and fringe uniformly pale gray (1)

Egg - Flat, lightly cemented to host leaf (1)
Widely distributed in North America, from New Mexico, Ohio, and southern Maryland, north to central Alaska and Ontario (1)
In North America, Populus tremuloides is the most frequently encountered host, with P. grandidentata and P. canescens also being mined (Braun, 1908). Populus balsamifera, P. deltoides and Salix sp. serve as hosts much less frequently (1)
Life Cycle
leaf miner
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Biology and systematics of the North American Phyllonorycter leafminers on Salicaceae, with a synoptic catalog of the Palearctic
Donald R. Davis & Gerfried Deschka. 2001. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 14.