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prunifoliella group

Stigmella - Stigmella undescribed-species-on-rhus-aromatica Unid Leafminer Gtr1 - Stigmella rhoifoliella Unid Leafminer Dtr5 - Stigmella rhoifoliella Posion Ivy Leaf Miner [=Stigmella rhoifoliella] Confirmation Request - Stigmella rhoifoliella Stigmella, lower cocoon - Stigmella ceanothi Rhus typhina host - Stigmella intermedia Stigmella - Stigmella prunifoliella Leaf mines on Winged Sumac (Rhus copallinum) - Stigmella intermedia
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Nepticuloidea (Pygmy Leafmining Moths)
Family Nepticulidae
Genus Stigmella
No Taxon prunifoliella group
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
The name "prunifoliella group" is now preferred to the older “prunetorum group” because the prunifoliella group contains several North American species, whereas the name “prunetorum group” was based on a single European species. (1)
6 described species in North America; 9 worldwide (1)
Hosts are in Anacardiaceae (2 spp.), Malvaceae (1 sp.), Rhamnaceae (1 sp.), and Rosaceae (1 sp.); the host of S. cerea is unknown.