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Species Stigmella multispicata - Hodges#0086.1

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Nepticuloidea (Pygmy Leafmining Moths)
Family Nepticulidae
Genus Stigmella
No Taxon (ulmivora group)
Species multispicata (Stigmella multispicata - Hodges#0086.1)
Hodges Number
0086.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stigmella multispicata Rocienė & Stonis 2014
Size
Male forewing 1.8–1.9 mm; wingspan 3.7–4.1 mm.
Female forewing 1.8–2.2 mm; wingspan 4.0–4.3 mm.
Identification
The only Stigmella in North America with black frontal tuft, white collar, and single fascia on forewing.
Range
Presumed to be native in Russia and China; introduced in Canada (ON, QC) and the USA (IL, IN, IA, MD, MA, MN, NY, OH, TN, WI).
Season
Larvae have been found from mid-June to mid-July and from mid-October to early November; adults in May and from July to early October.
Food
Larvae mine leaves of Siberian elm (Ulmaceae: Ulmus pumila).
See Also
The native oak feeder Stigmella quercipulchella is similar but has an additional silver patch at the tornus, is slightly larger, and has more strongly purple reflections across the forewings.
Print References
Nieukerken, Erik J. van, Daniel Owen Gilrein & Charles S. Eiseman. 2018. Stigmella multispicata Rocienė & Stonis, an Asian leafminer on Siberian elm now widespread in eastern North America. ZooKeys 784: 95-125.
Stonis J.R., A. Diškus, A. Remeikis, A. Navickaite, A. Rocienė, 2013. Description of new species of oak leaf-miners (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae), with notes on the species groups of Stigmella Schrank associated with Quercus as a host-plant. Zootaxa, 3737: 201–222.