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Blotch mine of Populus deltoides - Paraleucoptera albella

Blotch mine of Populus deltoides - Paraleucoptera albella
Mehan, Payne County, Oklahoma, USA
August 14, 2015
Size: 11mm in maximum dimension
Empty, but with visible eggs. Dorsal.

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Moved
Moved from Frass.

I think it's worth keeping at least these three for the egg and larva photos.

 
ok
But I did just add eggshell photos to the 2018 series.

Frassed

Moved
Moved from Unidentified Leaf Mines.

We'll go with this until another candidate presents itself.

Paraleucoptera albella?
This doesn't look quite like the mines from which I have reared that species, and there have never been discernible eggs in the examples I have seen, but according to this site, "Eggs are laid in clusters of 3 to 12 on the upper leaf surface." The white cocoons are usually spun on nearby foliage; if you could find those, that would clinch it.

 
...
Although, if the whole mine is only 11 mm across, it must be aborted. There were no dead larvae or larval exuviae inside?

 
3 dead larvae!
the best of them was 1mm long, obviously early instar. No obvious frass.

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