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Genus Stigmella

Quercus miner - Stigmella quercipulchella Linear leaf mines on Prunus ilicifolia - Stigmella braunella Leaf Mine - Stigmella Castanea dentata host - Stigmella Leaf mine on white oak, cropped image - Stigmella St. Andrews leaf miner on Rosa multiflora SA1466 Stigmella rosaefoliella 2018 5 - Stigmella rosaefoliella lateral - Stigmella resplendensella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Morella cerifera D2168 Stigmella 2020 1 - Stigmella myricafoliella
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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