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Cameraria? - Cameraria

Cameraria? - Cameraria
Nogales, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA
January 11, 2018
Size: 2.4 mm
Found in an oak leaf. The blotches produced by these leaf miners are relatively common among oak trees in the area
Coordinates: 31.338349, -110.963832
I had the hardest time distinguishing the dorsal from the ventral. Here, I am following Dr. Jason Botz' conclusions about which is "top" or "down"

Dorsal view

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Moved from Leaf Blotch Miner Moths.

Thanks--if the mines looked like that, that's all I need to know. I reared a number of adults from Q. emoryi in southeastern AZ last March; I will post a photo eventually...

Any photos of the leaf mine?
It certainly appears to be a Cameraria, but a photo of the mine it came from would be conclusive. Also it could be useful to know what species of oak, although if it was anything other than silverleaf oak this is probably an undescribed species.

The oak species was
Quercus emoryi
Although I collected 16 leaves with mines, I didn't photographed the mines because they were exactly the same as this other entry:

I discarded the leaves, but could photograph some if you feel this is necessary for ID.
The larvae appeared to be identical too. I didn't want to be repetitive. My intention was to do a better job imaging the larva this time by using a black background

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