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Species Tischeria quercitella - Oak Blotch Miner - Hodges#0144

0144 -  - Tischeria quercitella 144 Oak Blotch Miner Moth - Tischeria quercitella White oak leaf gall / mine? - Tischeria quercitella  Oak Blotch Miner Moth Tischeria quercitella 0144 - Tischeria quercitella St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus alba SA663 2016 7 - Tischeria quercitella St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus alba SA1210 2017 1 - Tischeria quercitella Tischeria quercitella - male Oak Blotch Miner - Tischeria quercitella
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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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tischeria quercitella Clemens, 1863
Tischeria tinctoriella Chambers, 1875
Phylogenetic Sequence # 230001
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."
Genitalia:
Range
widespread in eastern NA (1)(2)(3)
Life Cycle
Constructs a silken nest or nidus that shelters it while is pupates.(4)
Internet References
Info and Images at Microleps.org
Images at MPG