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Species Stigmella aromella - Hodges#0085

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
Explanation of Names
Authors: Wilkinson & Scoble, 1979
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).
Described from Ontario.
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