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Acer-feeding species (clemensella, lucidicostella, or trinotella)

Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Phyllonorycter clemensella Lesser Maple Leaf Blotch Miner - Hodges#0765 - Phyllonorycter lucidicostella Gracillariid - Phyllonorycter clemensella Red Maple Leaf Miner ID Request - Phyllonorycter Phyllonorycter clemensella Gracillariidae, underside of leaf - Phyllonorycter Pelham road leaf miner on Acer rubrum D392 2017 1 - Phyllonorycter trinotella Penny's bend leaf miner on Acer floridanum D931 2018 2 - Phyllonorycter
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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 Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Subfamily Lithocolletinae
Genus Phyllonorycter
No Taxon Acer-feeding species (clemensella, lucidicostella, or trinotella)
Phyllonorycter pernivalis (Braun) was described from Utah and is the only known western maple-feeding Phyllonorycter.
It may not be possible to distinguish the mines of these three eastern maple-feeding species.
Phyllonorycter clemensella

Phyllonorycter lucidicostella

Phyllonorycter trinotella