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St. Andrews leaf miner on Ulmus alata SA1335 2018 1 - Phyllonorycter occitanica

St. Andrews leaf miner on Ulmus alata SA1335 2018 1 - Phyllonorycter occitanica
Laurinburg, Scotland County, North Carolina, USA
May 20, 2018
I wanted to see if P. occitana is here too.

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St. Andrews leaf miner on Ulmus alata SA1335 2018 1 - Phyllonorycter occitanica St. Andrews leaf miner on Ulmus alata SA1335 2018 2 - Phyllonorycter occitanica

Adult

(I don't have any from Wake County.)

 
what about D1761? Perhaps yo
what about D1761? Perhaps you designated it as P. occitanica from the mine? I'd thought an adult emerged from that one, but I am probably mistaken.

 
Oh, you're right
That emerged around July 10 this year; I'm still back on June 19 in going through my photos. Stay tuned...

 
Thank you! No worries if it
Thank you! No worries if it takes a while.

 
A poor specimen, but here it is

 
Thank you for posting this an
Thank you for posting this and all updates! I really appreciate it.

Moved
Moved from Phyllonorycter argentinotella.

Changed my mind about this one!

 
Is SA1206 still argentinotell
Is SA1206 still argentinotella? Thanks for the update on this one!

 
Yes
I double-checked that one too and I'm sticking with argentinotella there.

 
Cool--I think the mine fit as
Cool--I think the mine fit as well (not sure if it is an adequate way to tell them apart)--on the leaf tip, curling the leaf in the process.

 
Mine differences
I've reared argentinotella from mines with similar placement to this one, but it may be that occitanica doesn't make mines like that one... It does appear that argentinotella mines are strongly wrinkled on the underside--with distinct longitudinal creases--while occitanica only has very fine wrinkles.

Moved

Moved