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Lespedeza violacea leaf mines, back side of leaves - Parectopa lespedezaefoliella

Lespedeza violacea leaf mines, back side of leaves - Parectopa lespedezaefoliella
Talmage Hill WMA , Union County, Iowa, USA
September 13, 2015
Date is date of collection

M. Leoschke collected Lespedeza violacea leaves and fruit noting the empty leaf mines.
Mines were open, not very distinct but did find one that had what might have been a round pupation cell.

Tracysfeldman has posted several Lespedeza violacea leaf miners on BG: Gracillariidae, Pachyschelus, and Odontota.

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Lespedeza violacea leaf mines, back side of leaves - Parectopa lespedezaefoliella Lespedeza violacea, one leaf mine, upper side of leaf - Parectopa lespedezaefoliella

Moved
Moved from Unidentified Leaf Mines.

I don't think the circular part is part of the Parectopa mine.

I am not sure--at first glanc
I am not sure--at first glance, these look a bit like Parectopa robiniella, yet a round pupation cell would be reminiscent of Pachyschelus--Charley Eiseman will know more.

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