Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Stigmella aromella - Hodges#0085

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 (salicis group)
Species aromella (Stigmella aromella - Hodges#0085)
Hodges Number
0085
Explanation of Names
Authors: Wilkinson & Scoble, 1979
Identification
The species was described as distinct from S. populetorum based on four male specimens whose abdomens were dorsally bright ochreous (as opposed to gray in S. populetorum) and had two or three ventral, internal scent-scale pouches packed with ovoid scales, formed by invagination of the intersegmental membranes (absent in S. populetorum).
Range
Described from Ontario.
Food
Larvae mine leaves of Populus spp.
Print References
Wilkinson, Christopher and M. J. Scoble. 1979. The Nepticulidae (Lepidoptera) of Canada. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 107:1-129.
Internet References