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Species Phyllocnistis populiella - Common Aspen Leaf Miner - Hodges#0852

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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 Phyllocnistinae
Genus Phyllocnistis
Species populiella (Common Aspen Leaf Miner - Hodges#0852)
Hodges Number
Southern Canada and north US and as far east as VA(1)
Various species of poplar(1)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid near the tips of young leaves. The larvae form tortuous mines in the leaves mostly on 1 side of the midrib.(1)
Internet References
Oecologia. Impact of epidermal leaf mining by the aspen leaf miner (Phyllocnistis populiella) on the growth, physiology, and leaf longevity of quaking aspen
Works Cited
1.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.