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Species Ectoedemia populella - Poplar Petiole Gall Moth - Hodges#0052

Pemphigus populicaulis? - Ectoedemia populella gall on quaking aspen - Ectoedemia populella moth - Ectoedemia populella Poplar Petiole Gall Moth? - Ectoedemia populella Round petiole gall on Populus sp. - Ectoedemia populella Puparia  from unidentifed species - Ectoedemia populella Ectoedemia populella Poplar Gall  - Ectoedemia populella
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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 Ectoedemia
No Taxon (populella group)
Species populella (Poplar Petiole Gall Moth - Hodges#0052)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ectoedemia populella Busck, 1907 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #001425
Explanation of Names
Named for the host plant genus (Populus).
Larva to 8 mm. (1)
Wingspan 7-8.5 mm. (2)
Manitoba, Ontario, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Ohio. (3)
Larvae induce galls in the leaf petioles of Populus spp.. (1)
Print References
Busck, A. 1907. New American Tineina. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 8(3-4): 98-99 (1)
Wilkinson, C. & P.J. Newton 1981. The micro-lepidopteran genus Ectoedemia Busck (Nepticulidae) in North America. Tijdschrift voor entomologie 124(2-3): 41-43 (3)
Works Cited
1.New American Tineina
August Busck. 1907. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 8: 86-99.
2.Nepticulidae of North America.
Annette F. Braun. 1917. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 43: 155-209.
3.The Micro-Lepidopteran genus of Ectoedemia (Busck) Nepticulidae in North America
Christopher Wilkinson, P. J. Newton . 1981. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 124: 27-92.