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Genus Stigmella

Leaf mine on Cottonwood - Stigmella populetorum Carcass of unidentified Agromyzidae (leaf miner fly) larvae found on leaf. - Stigmella St. Andrews leaf miner on Prunus serotina SA100A 2015 1 - Stigmella prunifoliella St. Andrews leaf miner on Myrica cerifera SA128 2015 2 - Stigmella Bumping lake leaf miner on Oregon grape BL1 2016 12 - Stigmella undescribed-species-on-mahonia Seattle Discovery park leaf miner on Mahonia WDP2 2016 4 - Stigmella undescribed-species-on-mahonia St. Andrews leaf miner on Ulmus rubra SA1180 2017 1 - Stigmella apicialbella St. Andrews leaf miner on Ulmus rubra SA1180 2017 2 - Stigmella apicialbella
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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