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Genus Ectoedemia

Tiny Moth - Ectoedemia Ectoedemia sp. - Ectoedemia Ectoedemia rubifoliella Elachista cucullata? - Ectoedemia quadrinotata Nepticulidae, dorsal - Ectoedemia St. Andrews leaf miner on Ulmus rubra SA692 2016 5 - Ectoedemia ulmella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Platanus occidentalis Ectoedemia platanella 2018 1 - Ectoedemia platanella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Rubus species D1070 2018 4 - Ectoedemia rubifoliella
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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)