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Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Scirpus D1539 Taphrocerus 2019 1 - Taphrocerus gracilis

Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Scirpus D1539 Taphrocerus 2019 1 - Taphrocerus gracilis
Lake Crabtree County Park, Wake County, North Carolina, USA
May 31, 2019

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Moved
Moved from Taphrocerus.

Identified by Norm Woodley. I forgot to send him the adults from D1660 (same host plant), but I keyed them to T. gracilis myself before I got this ID, so I'm taking this as confirmation.

 
D1660
Norm has now examined D1660 and agrees that they are T. gracilis.

Moved
Moved from Unidentified Leaf Mines.

I recommend waiting to collect Taphrocerus until the larvae have pupated, if you find them in a place you return to regularly.

I think the species is either
I think the species is either atrovirens or georgianus--I will try to confirm when seed heads are more mature.

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