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Genus Ectoedemia

Micro Moth - Ectoedemia Micro Lep. Ectodoemia spp? - Ectoedemia Teeniest Moth Ever - Ectoedemia Ectoedemia sp.? - Ectoedemia Moth 31 - Ectoedemia Green Islands on Populus tremuloides - Ectoedemia argyropeza Ectodoemia ex Platanus occidentalis - Ectoedemia platanella Poplar Gall  - Ectoedemia populella
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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)