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Species Phyllonorycter nipigon - Balsam Poplar Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Hodges#0774

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Subfamily Lithocolletinae
Genus Phyllonorycter
No Taxon (Salicaceae-feeding species)
Species nipigon (Balsam Poplar Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Hodges#0774)
Hodges Number
0774
Explanation of Names
original combination Lithocolletis nipigon Freeman, 1970
Size
forewing length 3.4 - 4.4 mm (1)
Range
widespread across northern North America from Ontario, Canada, to Alaska (about 64°N) south to Colorado and the Sierra Nevada Mts (about 34°N) of California (1)
Food
primarily mines in Populus balsamifera L., less commonly on P. balsamifera trichocarpa and other Poplus and Salix (1)
Works Cited
1.Biology and systematics of the North American Phyllonorycter leafminers on Salicaceae, with a synoptic catalog of the Palearctic
Donald R. Davis & Gerfried Deschka. 2001. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 14.