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Species Glaucolepis saccharella - Hodges#0059

leaf miner - Glaucolepis saccharella Nepticulidae IMG_1828 - Glaucolepis saccharella Maple Leaf Mine ID Request - Glaucolepis saccharella Bucculatrix on maple? - Glaucolepis saccharella Glaucolepis saccharella - female St. Andrews leaf miner on Acer floridana SA506 Stigmella 2016 4 - Glaucolepis saccharella St. Andrews leaf miner on Acer rubrum SA520 Trifurcula maybe 2016 5 - Glaucolepis saccharella Trifurcula saccharella?? - Glaucolepis saccharella
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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 Glaucolepis
Species saccharella (Glaucolepis saccharella - Hodges#0059)
Hodges Number
0059
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nepticula saccharella Braun, 1912 (1)
Trifurcula saccharella (Braun, 1912)
Phylogenetic sequence #160061
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from the host plant species (Acer saccharum). (1)
Size
Wingspan 4 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - Basal fourth shining metallic blue, remainder ground color black with large silvery white fascia that broads at the dorsum. (1)
Leaf mine - very long serpentine on underside of leaf. (1), (2)
Range
Records from Ontario to Maine, south the Tennessee and North Carolina. (3)
Food
Larvae are leaf miners of sugar maple (Acer saccharum). (1)
Life Cycle
See Braun (1912) in Print References. (1)
Print References
Braun, A.F. 1912. Notes on the North American species of Nepticula, with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera). The Journal of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History 21(3): 97. (1)
Works Cited
1.Notes on the North American species of Nepticula, with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera).
Annette F. Braun. 1912. The Journal of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History 21(3): 84-101.
2.Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates
Charley Eiseman & Noah Charney. 2010. Stackpole Books.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group