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Species Stigmella prunifoliella - Hodges#0070

Leaf mine - Stigmella prunifoliella Unid Leafminer Gps4 - Stigmella prunifoliella Unid Leafminer Gps4 - Stigmella prunifoliella Prunus serotina host Stigmella? - Stigmella prunifoliella Prunus serotina host - Stigmella prunifoliella Neptculidae Moth - Stigmella prunifoliella Stigmella prunifoliella? - 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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