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Gracillariid - Phyllonorycter clemensella

Gracillariid - Phyllonorycter clemensella
Florence, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
July 9, 2011
Resting on the side of a house, near a sugar maple.

Moved from Phyllonorycter.
Great, thanks!

P. clemensella
This is a good match for Phyllonorycter clemensella as depicted and described in Braun's 1908 revision (viewable here). The larva does in fact feed on sugar maple.

Moved from Moths.

Excellent Shot!
... of one of the diminutive Phyllocnistis

That was my first thought, but I can't find any examples of Phyllocnistis with a big 'pom-pom' on the head like this.

Incidentally, are you sure about this one? The pattern and mouthparts are very different from the others:

no sure ...
just first instinct. BOLD couldn't even match this one to any species in their database

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