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Species Stigmella prunifoliella - Hodges#0070

Leaf mine - Stigmella prunifoliella Stigmella prunifoliella Wild Cherry Leaf Miner ID Request - Stigmella prunifoliella St. Andrews leaf miner on Prunus serotina SA100A 2015 1 - Stigmella prunifoliella Unid Leafminer Gps2 - Stigmella prunifoliella Unid Leafminer Gps5 - Stigmella prunifoliella Stigmella - Stigmella prunifoliella Stigmella prunifoliella
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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 Stigmella
No Taxon (prunifoliella group)
Species prunifoliella (Stigmella prunifoliella - Hodges#0070)
Hodges Number
0070
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stigmella prunifoliella (Clemens, 1861)
Nepticula prunifoliella Clemens, 1861
* phylogenetic sequence #002000
Explanation of Names
Specific name prunifoliella means "leaves of cherry."
Size
Wingspan about 4 mm. (1)
Identification
Per Dr. Erik van Nieukerken here "Yes, I think it is correct. The only Eastern double fascia species with orange head and dark thorax"
Print References
Clemens, B. 1861. Micro-lepidopterous larvae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 1861: 84-85
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