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Genus Micrurapteryx

Leaf mine - Micrurapteryx occulta Flat silken structure on willow - Micrurapteryx salicifoliella Tall clover-like plant - digitate mines - Micrurapteryx occulta Tall clover-like plant - digitate mines - Micrurapteryx occulta Lepidoptera. Prob. Gelechiidae - Micrurapteryx Moth - Micrurapteryx St. Andrews leaf miner on Salix nigra SA1038 2017 2 - Micrurapteryx salicifoliella Gracillarioidea ? - Micrurapteryx
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Classification
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 Ornixolinae
Genus Micrurapteryx
Identification
The two described Nearctic species are very similar but differ in their host plants and male genitalia. In addition, the forewing of M. occulta possesses more white strigulae along the costal margin than in M. salicifoliella (Don Davis in email to C. Eiseman).