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Subfamily Acrocercopinae

tiny gray-and-white moth 647 Willow Leafblotch Miner  - Acrocercops quinquistrigella Grass Leaf Mine ID Request - New-genus-on-dichanthelium new-species St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus laevis SA394 and SA394A Bucculatrix maybe 2016 5 - Acrocercops albinatella St. Andrews leaf miner on Mikania scandens SA462 2016 1 - Leucospilapteryx venustella Laurinburg leaf miner on Quercus nigra SA610 2016 2 - Acrocercops albinatella microlep - Acrocercops Linear/blotch mining, white snakeroot - 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).