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Baccharis halimifolia leaftier - Aristotelia ivae

Baccharis halimifolia leaftier - Aristotelia ivae
Durham, Durham County, North Carolina, USA
June 29, 2017
Size: 5.3 mm

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Baccharis halimifolia leaftier - Aristotelia ivae Baccharis halimifolia leaftier - Aristotelia ivae

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Described in the same paper as Bucculatrix ivella, which likewise feeds on Baccharis halimifolia (and not Iva frutescens; the host was misidentified). The plants do grow together and look similar; I wouldn't be surprised if the Aristotelia is also a Baccharis specialist despite its name.

Aristotelia ivae apparently feeds on Baccharis
Your specimen looks very similar to this one on BOLD.

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