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Species Stigmella castaneaefoliella - Hodges#0090

Mostly following the edge - Stigmella castaneaefoliella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Nepticuloidea (Pygmy Leafmining Moths)
Family Nepticulidae
Genus Stigmella
No Taxon (saginella group)
Species castaneaefoliella (Stigmella castaneaefoliella - Hodges#0090)
Hodges Number
0090
Explanation of Names
Author: Chambers, 1875
Identification
Larva bright green, cocoon ochraceous
Food
larvae feed on Castanea species, including Castanea dentata