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Species Acrocercops astericola - Hodges#0692

Gracillariidae, Leaf Blotch Miner,  pre-pupa larva on heart-leaved aster - Acrocercops astericola Gracillariidae, Leaf Blotch Miner, leaf mine on heart-leaved aster - Acrocercops astericola Acrocercops astericola? - Acrocercops astericola Gracillariidae - Acrocercops astericola Acrocercops astericola Gracillariidae, blotch miner on Heart-leaved aster - Acrocercops astericola Acrocercops astericola Gracillariidae, leaf mines - Acrocercops astericola
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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 Acrocercopinae
Genus Acrocercops
Species astericola (Acrocercops astericola - Hodges#0692)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrocercops astericola Ely, 1917
Parectopa astericola
Gracilaria astericola Frey, H. & Boll, J, 1873
According to Don Davis (email to C. Eiseman, Oct. 2016), this species is misplaced in Acrocercops but its correct placement is not yet clear.
Explanation of Names
Latin for "aster dweller", after the host plant.
None of the reared specimens uploaded to BugGuide have the basal half of the dorsal margin entirely white/pale, as is the case with Leucospilapteryx venustella.

For comparison, here is L. venustella:

Another, undescribed moth has similar markings to L. venustella:
Leaf miners on asters
Print References
Frey, H. & Boll, J, 1873. Nordamerikanische Tineen. Entomologische Zeitung. 34: 204