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Computer desk - Stigmella multispicata - female

Computer desk - Stigmella multispicata - Female
Balaban House, Skokie, Cook County, Illinois, USA
August 24, 2017
Size: about 1.5mm long
Found this guy fluttering on the desk just under the computer monitor. Guessing it might be some kind of Stigmella. Very tiny. Will upload three images, not knowing if any is good for ID. Feel free to frass as appropriate, even if that's all three.

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Computer desk - Stigmella multispicata - female Computer desk - Stigmella multispicata - female Computer desk - Stigmella multispicata - female

Moved
Moved from Nepticulidae.

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].

Elms
Are there any elms in your yard, and if so, what kind? I'll explain later...

 
I think all the American elms on the block have died
but there are still a couple of large Siberian Elms nearby and lots of their babies sprouting up in weedy places in the yard.

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