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Subfamily Acrocercopinae

A Micro Moth  - Acrocercops astericola moth - Leucospilapteryx venustella Oak-skeletonizing caterpillar - Acrocercops Leucospilapteryx venustella Boynton Beach leaf miner on Chrysobalanus icaco FL26 2015 8 - New-genus-on-chrysobalanus new-species Laurinburg leaf miner on Quercus nigra SA610 2016 2 - Acrocercops albinatella Acrocercops astericola Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Dichanthelium scoparium D499 2017 1 - New-genus-on-dichanthelium new-species
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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).