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Genus Stigmella

Linear mine with frass line: Yellow Birch - Stigmella corylifoliella Unid Leafminer Gtr3 - Stigmella rhoifoliella Pelham Road leaf miner on Quercus alba Stigmella 2015 1 - Stigmella Nepticulidae on Shingle Oak - Stigmella Computer desk - Stigmella multispicata - female Linear mines in sumac - New Brunswick - Stigmella intermedia Mockernut Hickory linear leaf miner - Stigmella Nepticulidae - 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
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