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Oak Skeletonizer Moth - Bucculatrix ainsliella

Oak Skeletonizer Moth - Bucculatrix ainsliella
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
May 17, 2008
Size: ~5mm

Moved from Bucculatrix.

Bucculatrix ainsliella
This is also Bucculatrix ainsliella


Review of Bucculatrix ainsliella
Terry Harrison conducted an expert review of Bucculatrix ainsliella images on BugGuide at Bob Patterson's request. Terry's determination is that all current BG photos of this species should remain at genus level. Species level identification of B. ainsliella, as well as other Bucculatrix, is nearly impossible from photos alone. Dissection and/or DNA is needed.

Terry also concluded that this moth and the moths shown below are possibly related and represent an undetermined Bucculatrix species.

Moved from Moths.

Bucculatrix ainsliella
Not an ID but I think you could move it to genus.

That said take a look here.

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