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Section II (aster and mint leafminers)

brittle bush moth - Bucculatrix enceliae Mine in Baccharis pilularis leaf - Bucculatrix Tiny moth with eyespot - Bucculatrix angustata Unid Leafminer Gsp7 - Bucculatrix angustata Unid Leafminer WPsn1 - Bucculatrix angustata St. Andrews leaf miner on Eupatorium compositifolium SA1419 2018 8 - Bucculatrix St. Andrews leaf miner on Eupatorium compositifolium SA1579 2019 5 - Bucculatrix Bucculatrix angustata
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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 II (aster and mint leafminers)
Braun (1963) recognized 48 North American species in this group (1); an addition 4 species have been described since then (see print references below).
As far as is known, all species have hosts in Asteraceae, with the exception of two reported from Lamiaceae (1) and one from Colubrina texensis (Rhamnaceae) (Blanchard & Knudson 1985).
Nearly half the North American species are in this group (1).
Print References
Blanchard, André and Edward C. Knudson. 1985. A new species of Bucculatrix Zeller (Lepidoptera: Lyonetiidae) from Texas. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 87(2):371-374.
Braun, 1963: 58-126. (1)
Deschka, Gerfried. 1992. Bucculatrix frigida sp. nov. aus der borealen Nearktis. Entomofauna 13(33):545-556.
Rubinoff, Daniel Z. and Kendall H. Osborne. 1997. Two new species of Asteraceae-feeding Bucculatrix (Bucculatricidae) from California. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 51(3):227-236.
Works Cited
1.The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera)
Annette F. Braun. 1963. American Entomological Society 18: 1-208.