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Species Parectopa robiniella - Locust Digitate Leafminer - Hodges#0657

Locust Digitate Leafminer, 0657 - Parectopa robiniella Parectopa - Parectopa robiniella Parectopa - Parectopa robiniella Bioblitz Durham NC Leaf miner on Desmodium species 2015 1 - Parectopa robiniella Bioblitz Durham NC Leaf miner on Desmodium species 2015 2 - Parectopa robiniella Leigh farm park Durham NC leaf miner on Desmodium D51 2015 3 - Parectopa robiniella Parectopa robiniella Parectopa sp. moth? - Parectopa robiniella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Subfamily Ornixolinae
Genus Parectopa
Species robiniella (Locust Digitate Leafminer - Hodges#0657)
Hodges Number
0657
Food
This is Gracillariidae: Parectopa robiniella, which, as the name indicates, is a leaf miner on black locust (Robinia). It is a fairly common deciduous-forest denizen in the Midwest.
… Terry Harrison, 20 January, 2008
Remarks
Native to the Nearctic; accidentally introduced to Europe.