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Species Bucculatrix anaticula - Hodges#0574

Redroot leaf mine, larva caught - Bucculatrix anaticula Redroot leaf mine, under side of leaf - Bucculatrix anaticula Bucculatricidae molt shelter - Bucculatrix anaticula Bucculatricidae molt shelter, open - Bucculatrix anaticula Bucculatricidae, weaving a cocoon - Bucculatrix anaticula Bucculatricidae, spent cocoon - Bucculatrix anaticula Bucculatrix anaticula - male Bucculatricidae, emerged, dorsal - Bucculatrix anaticula
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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 Bucculatricidae (Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths)
Genus Bucculatrix
No Taxon (Section V (ceanothus leafminers))
Species anaticula (Bucculatrix anaticula - Hodges#0574)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Author: Braun, 1963
Ontario; mines probably made by this species have been observed in Kentucky (1)
Ceanothus americanus
The type series was reared from white cocoons with six distinct ridges (sometimes two additional, indistinct ridges). In the mines found in Kentucky, the egg was deposited on the upper side of the leaf; all parenchyma was consumed toward the end of the very fine linear mine.
Print References
Braun, Annette F. 1963. The genus Bucculatrix in America North of Mexico. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 18:1-208. (1)
Works Cited
1.The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera)
Annette F. Braun. 1963. American Entomological Society 18: 1-208.