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Species Stigmella altella - Hodges#0101

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 (quercipulchella group)
Species altella (Stigmella altella - Hodges#0101)
Hodges Number
0101
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stigmella altella (Braun, 1914)
Nepticula altella Braun, 1914 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #002875
Size
Wingspan 6.5-7.0 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult and larval mine - see Braun in Print References. (1)
Larva - yellow with a row of dark brown dashes along the mid-ventral line. (2)
Range
Recorded from Maine and Ohio. (1)
Food
Quercus imbricaria, Q. palustris. (1)
Remarks
The larva makes a contorted linear mine on the underside of an oak leaf.
Print References
Braun, A.F. 1914. Notes on the North American species of Nepticula with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera). The Canadian Entomologist 46(1): 21-22 (1)
Newton, Philip J. and Christopher Wilkinson. 1982. A taxonomic revision of the North American species of Stigmella (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae). Systematic Entomology 7:367-463.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Notes on the North American species of Nepticula with descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera).
Annette F. Braun. 1914. The Canadian Entomologist 46(1): 17-27.
2.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.