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Nepticulidae, mines on Elm - Stigmella multispicata

Nepticulidae, mines on Elm - Stigmella multispicata
Elk Horn, south of, Shelby County, Iowa, USA
October 19, 2016
October 2, 2016: collected a few Elm leaves with mines
October 19, 2016: this leaf has 3 mines: 1 with dead lep larva, 1 with dead wasp pupa, and 1 with a live (I think) wasp pupa.

Put wasp pupa into a gelatin capsule
November 13, 2016: rearings into the fridge
March 29, 2017: rearings out of the fridge
April 22, 2017: wasp emerged

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Nepticulidae, mines on Elm - Stigmella multispicata Nepticulidae, larva dead in mine - Stigmella multispicata

Moved
Moved from Stigmella apicialbella.

Cited as a distribution record for Stigmella multispicata in:

Nieukerken, Erik J. van, Daniel Owen Gilrein & Charles S. Eiseman. 2018. Stigmella multispicata RocienÄ— & Stonis, an Asian leafminer on Siberian elm now widespread in eastern North America. ZooKeys [in press].

Elm species
Was this a native elm or was it something like Siberian?

 
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I don't know.

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