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Section IV (oak and birch family leafminers)

A Micro Moth - Bucculatrix ainsliella 0559 Bucculatrix coronatella  - Bucculatrix coronatella leaf mine - Bucculatrix micro moth - Bucculatrix copeuta - male Pelham road leaf miner on Ulmus alata D845 2017 2 - Bucculatrix Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Betula nigra D1521 Bucculatrix 2019 4 - Bucculatrix coronatella St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus virginiana SA1913 2020 3 - Bucculatrix Wilmington leaf miner on Quercus nigra D3135 2021 4 - Bucculatrix
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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 IV (oak and birch family leafminers)
Numbers
25 species in North America (1).
Food
Host plants are mostly in Fagales (Alnus, Betula, Corylus, Quercus). The only known exceptions are B. eclecta on elm (Ulmaceae: Ulmus) and B. improvisa on basswood (Malvaceae: Tilia) (1).
Print References
Braun, 1963: 128-171. (1)
Works Cited
1.The genus Bucculatrix in America north of Mexico (Microlepidoptera)
Annette F. Braun. 1963. American Entomological Society 18: 1-208.