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Genus Ectoedemia

moth unknown - Ectoedemia Nano Moth - Ectoedemia Unidentified Ectodoemia Moth - Hodges #058.97 - Ectoedemia micro moth - Ectoedemia Sandy creek park Durham leaf miner on Platanus occidentalis D334 2016 3 - Ectoedemia clemensella Round petiole gall on Populus sp. - Ectoedemia populella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Ulmus alata D1088 2018 3 - Ectoedemia ulmella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Ulmus alata D1088 Ectoedemia maybe 2018 12 - Ectoedemia ulmella
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Classification
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.
Numbers
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)