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Photo#1170102
St. Andrews leaf miner on Platanus occidentalus SA223 Cameraria maybe 2015 1 - Ectoedemia platanella

St. Andrews leaf miner on Platanus occidentalus SA223 Cameraria maybe 2015 1 - Ectoedemia platanella
Laurinburg, Scotland County, North Carolina, USA
November 30, 2015

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St. Andrews leaf miner on Platanus occidentalus SA223 Cameraria maybe 2015 1 - Ectoedemia platanella St. Andrews leaf miner on Platanus occidentalus SA223 Cameraria maybe 2015 2 - Ectoedemia platanella

Moved
Moved from Unidentified Leaf Mines.

This may be Ectoedemia maximella, which is currently treated as a synonym of E. platanella--the former is irregular in shape and the latter is round. Both of these "species" have short linear portions and large blotches (the linear portion was entirely obliterated in all but one of the examples you sent). E. clemensella has a long linear portion and small blotch.

Odd
I'd like to examine this leaf at some point.

 
I have the leaf--actually two
I have the leaf--actually two others like it. These are definitely mines--could they be Ectoedemia mines in which the miners ate back over the original thin trail? Either way, I can send these to you.

By the way, is it possible to distinguish Ectoedemia platanella from E. clemensella by their mines?

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