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Species Stigmella slingerlandella - Hodges#0079

Linear-blotch mine on black cherry - Stigmella slingerlandella
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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 (lapponica group)
Species slingerlandella (Stigmella slingerlandella - Hodges#0079)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stigmella slingerlandella (Kearfott, 1908)
Nepticula slingerlandella Kearfott, 1908 (1)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Mark Vernon Slingerland (1864 -1909) who studied this species intensely before his death.
Wingspan: 3.5-5.0 mm (1).
"Head and frontal tuft orange, antenna eye-caps and side tufts white; antenna whitish gray; thorax bronzy black; abdomen light gray; legs yellowish white, posterior tarsi finely ringed with black. Forewings bronzy black with a shining white fascia at outer third. Cilia and hind wings light gray" (1).
Records from New York (1), Maine, Georgia, Florida (2), Michigan, and Ontario (3).
Larvae are miners on Prunus.
Life Cycle
See Crosby, 1911 (link below) for a detailed account of life history, biology, and parasitoids.
Print References
Kearfott, W.D., 1908. New North American Tortricidae and Tineina. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 16: 187. (1)
Crosby, C.R., 1911. The Plum Leaf-miner. Cornell Extension Bulletin. 308: 219-227.
Wilkinson, C., and M. J. Scoble. 1979. The Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) of Canada. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 107: 1-129.
Works Cited
1.New North American Tortricidæ and Tineina
W. D. Kearfott. 1908. Journal of The New York Entomological Society, 16: 167-188.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems