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Subfamily Acrocercopinae

Micro Moth - Acrocercops Chilocampyla St. Andrews leaf miner on Ambrosia artemisiifolia SA121 Lep emerged larva 2015 4 - Leucospilapteryx venustella Acrocercops albinatella Caloptilia ? Ding Darling Refuge leaf miner on Pithecellobium unguis-cati D1333 2018 1 - Eucosmophora pithecellobiae Gracillariidae, mine on White Snakeroot - Leucospilapteryx venustella Gracillariidae, upper side of leaf, Green-headed Coneflower - Leucospilapteryx venustella
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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 Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Subfamily Acrocercopinae
Explanation of Names
Authors: Kawahara & Ohshima, 2016 (1)
Identification
Defining characters of Acrocercopinae include a long intersegmental membrane between the A8 and the external genital organs in males ; a curved forewing anal vein; and a completely red final larval instar. The maxillary palpi of the adult are relatively well developed and four-segmented. The forewing possesses all three medial veins, with two medial veins present in the hindwing; the hindwing is relatively narrow with a maximum width of ∼0.10–0.14× that of its length. The final instar possesses two lateral setae on all segments, five pairs of stemmata (one less than Gracillariinae) and four to five pairs of labral setae (1).