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Genus Ectoedemia

poplar gall - Ectoedemia populella Nano Moth - Ectoedemia Poplar Petiole Gall Moth? - Ectoedemia populella St. Andrews leaf miner on Nyssa sylvatica SA75 Ectoedemia maybe 2015 4 - Ectoedemia nyssaefoliella Elachista cucullata? - Ectoedemia quadrinotata Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Ulmus alata D1088 Ectoedemia maybe 2018 11 - Ectoedemia ulmella St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus virginiana SA1709 2020 2.1 - Ectoedemia Ectoedemia sp.? - Ectoedemia
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Nepticuloidea (Pygmy Leafmining Moths)
Family Nepticulidae
Genus Ectoedemia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ectoedemia Busck, 1907 (1)
Formerly included Etainia, Fomoria, and Zimmermannia as subgenera
Explanation of Names
Genus name Ectoedemia is Greek meaning "external swelling," for the gall-making habit of the larvae.
14 species in North America; 89 species worldwide (2)
See Also
Per Dr. Erik van Nieukerken here "Difference between Ectoedemia and Stigmella: Stigmella has a collar of lamellar scales, here concolorous with the thorax (between the eyecaps), whereas Ectoedemia and other genera have a small collar consisting of hair scales."
Print References
Busck, A. 1907. New American Tineina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 8(3-4): 97-98 (1)
Works Cited
1.New American Tineina
August Busck. 1907. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 8: 86-99.
2.Revised classification and catalogue of global Nepticulidae and Opostegidae (Lepidoptera, Nepticuloidea)