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Genus Stigmella

Sandy Creek Park Durham leaf miner on Salix species D315  Stigmella maybe 2016 3 - Stigmella fuscotibiella Durham greenway leaf miner on Quercus lyrata D340 2016 1 - Stigmella St. Andrews leaf miner on Ulmus rubra SA690 2016 2 - Stigmella apicialbella Betulaceae host - Stigmella Leaf miner, Frangula - Stigmella Leaf miner, Frangula - Stigmella St. Andrews leaf miner on Rosa multiflora SA1466 Stigmella rosaefoliella 2018 5 - Stigmella rosaefoliella Stigmella prunifoliella
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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)
See Also
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