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Genus Aspilanta

?heliozelid - Aspilanta Moth - Aspilanta Parthenocissus quinquefolia leafminer - Aspilanta ampelopsifoliella St. Andrews leaf miner on Myrica cerifera SA707 Antispila 2016 1 - Aspilanta argentifera Parthenocissus mine - Aspilanta ampelopsifoliella Aspilanta - female St. Andrews leaf miner on Morella cerifera SA1182 2017 2 - Aspilanta argentifera Stagecoach Road leaf miner on Vitis sp. D2523 2020 1 - Aspilanta oinophylla
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Heliozelidae (Shield Bearer Moths)
Genus Aspilanta
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Antispila ampelopsifoliella group (1)
Explanation of Names
Authors: van Nieukerken & Eiseman, 2020 (2)
An almost-anagram of Antispila.
Works Cited
1.Antispila oinophylla new species (Lepidoptera, Heliozelidae), a new North American grapevine leafminer invading ...
E.J van Nieukerken, D. L. Wagner, M. Baldessari, L. Mazzon, G. Angeli, V. Girolami, C. Duso, C. Doorenweerd. 2012. ZooKeys 170: 29–77.
2.Splitting the leafmining shield-bearer moth genus Antispila Hübner (Lepidoptera, Heliozelidae)...
Erik J, van Nieukerken & Charles S. Eiseman. 2020. ZooKeys.