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For the United States & Canada

Species Stigmella lapponica - Hodges#95.4

Betula miner - Stigmella lapponica
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Classification
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 (lapponica group)
Species lapponica (Stigmella lapponica - Hodges#95.4)
Hodges Number
95.4
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nepticula lapponica Wocke, 1862
Range
Holarctic; only recently discovered in North America, but thought to be native here (see comment)
Food
Larvae mine leaves of Betula spp. (birch)