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Genus Stigmella

Quercus miner - Stigmella quercipulchella Stigmella ex Quercus montana - Stigmella saginella Poplar Leaf Mine ID Request - Stigmella populetorum St. Andrews leaf miner on Rhus copallina Stigmella intermedia maybe 2015 2 - Stigmella intermedia St. Andrews leaf miner on Rhus copallina SA 105 2015 1 - Stigmella intermedia Castanea dentata host - Stigmella Linear mines in sumac - New Brunswick - Stigmella intermedia Ding Darling Refuge leaf miner on Quercus pumila maybe D1357 2018 1 - Stigmella
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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 Stigmella
Numbers
51 species north of Mexico; 428 species worldwide (1)
Identification
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Dr. Erik van Nieukerken explains in his identification of Stigmella prunifoliella 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
Newton, P. J. and Wilkinson, C. (1982), A taxonomic revision of the North American species of Stigmella (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae). Systematic Entomology, 7: 367–463. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.1982.tb00455.x