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Subfamily Acrocercopinae

Gracillariidae, Leaf Blotch Miner on blue wood aster - Acrocercops astericola Acrocercops St. Andrews leaf miner on Ambrosia artemesiifolia SA593 2016 1 - Leucospilapteryx venustella Puffy mine on Oclemena acuminata - whorled wood aster - Acrocercops astericola Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Dichanthelium scoparium D1797 2019 3 - New-genus-on-dichanthelium new-species Leaf mine - Leucospilapteryx venustella Acrocercops strigosa 0698 – Leucospilapteryx venustella - Leucospilapteryx venustella
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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 Acrocercopinae
Explanation of Names
Authors: Kawahara & Ohshima, 2016 (1)
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).