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Species Tischeria quercitella - Oak Blotch Miner - Hodges#0144

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tischerioidea (Trumpet Leafminer Moths)
Family Tischeriidae (Trumpet Leafminer Moths)
Genus Tischeria
Species quercitella (Oak Blotch Miner - Hodges#0144)
Hodges Number
0144
Identification
From Microleps.org found here: "Tischeria quercitella (Fig. 1) makes a distinctive upperside blotch mine on oaks of the black oak group. According to Braun (1972), it is the only species of the oak-feeding group that constructs a nidus (the circular, central part of the mine seen in Fig. 1) as a pupal chamber within the mine. In the adult, the patch of blackish scales at the tornus of the forewing is diagnostic for T. quercitella, among Fagaceae-feeding tischeriid species that occur in Illinois."
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Info and Images at Microleps.org
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