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St. Andrews leaf miner on Prunus serotina SA201 tentiform miners 2015 1 - Parornix geminatella

St. Andrews leaf miner on Prunus serotina SA201 tentiform miners 2015 1 - Parornix geminatella
Laurinburg, Scotland County, North Carolina, USA
November 11, 2015

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St. Andrews leaf miner on Prunus serotina SA201 tentiform miners 2015 1 - Parornix geminatella St. Andrews leaf miner on Prunus serotina SA201 tentiform miners 2015 2 - Parornix geminatella St. Andrews leaf miner on Prunus serotina SA201 tentiform miners 2015 3 - Parornix geminatella St. Andrews leaf miner on Prunus serotina SA201 tentiform miners 2015 4 - Parornix geminatella St. Andrews leaf miner on Prunus serotina SA201 tentiform miners 2015 7 - Parornix geminatella

Moved
Moved from Parornix.

Despite my previous comment, this does key to P. geminatella, and the description of that species is a good match. I may have been thrown off by the partially rubbed wing giving an impression of a pale patch.

Moved
Moved from Unspotted Tentiform Leafminer Moth.

Sorry, I went the wrong way in the key. It actually keys to P. crataegifoliella, which happens to be the other known Prunus feeder, but it isn't a good match for the description, so better leave it at genus.

Moved
Moved from Underside tentiform mines on Prunus.

This moth came from one of the mines with this reference number:

Moved

I am trying to rear these--I
I am trying to rear these--I have had no luck doing so before--I wondered if you had any advice. They are currently in small glass vials with damp paper towel bit balled up at one end.

 
That should do it
Sometimes you just have to keep trying, even if it seems like you're doing everything right without success. Possibly when you collected them before the larvae weren't mature enough, or had already exited, but sometimes nothing emerges for no apparent reason. I do think you'll have better success in general if you try the plastic vials I use--I don't think the glass ones are as airtight.

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