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Section I (aster gallmakers and stemborers)

An Unidentified Micro Moth - Bucculatrix cuneigera Bucculatrix montana - Bucculatrix solidaginiella Bucculatrix montana, 0486 - Bucculatrix solidaginiella Bucculatrix cuneigera Bucculatricidae, stem gall - Bucculatrix Bucculatrix solidaginiella Bucculatrix cuneigera Bucculatricidae, larva in gall - Bucculatrix simulans
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Bucculatricidae (Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths)
Genus Bucculatrix
No Taxon Section I (aster gallmakers and stemborers)
Numbers
16 spp., all in North America (1)
Food
All known host plants are in Asteraceae, with the exception of one species said to have been reared from juniper (1).
Remarks
Species in this group either form galls and feed within them throughout larval life, or are leafminers in the earlier instars and stem borers in later instars (1).
Print References
Braun, 1963: 37-58. (1)
Works Cited
1.The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera)
Annette F. Braun. 1963. American Entomological Society 18: 1-208.