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Species Micrurapteryx occulta - Hodges#0654

Leaf mine - Micrurapteryx occulta Pea Leaf Mine - Micrurapteryx occulta Parectopa occulta - Micrurapteryx occulta Tall clover-like plant - digitate mines - Micrurapteryx occulta Tall clover-like plant - digitate mines - Micrurapteryx occulta Micrurapteryx occulta 0654 Micrurapteryx occulta leaf mines - Micrurapteryx occulta Aaptisia leaf with larva - Micrurapteryx occulta
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Subfamily Ornixolinae
Genus Micrurapteryx
Species occulta (Micrurapteryx occulta - Hodges#0654)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Parectopa occulta Braun, 1922
Parectopa albicostella Braun, 1925
Host plant apparently includes many genera in Fabaceae: Lupinus sp., Lathyrus japonicus, Lathyrus sp., Melilotus albus, Caragana sp. (Kirichenko, et al. 2016); Vicia caroliniana (Braun, 1922); Vicia (Braun, 1925); Pisum sativum (reared by Karl Hillig, see BugGuide image #800755)
See Also
Micrurapteryx salicifoliella has fewer white strigulae along the costal margin (Don Davis in email to C. Eiseman).
Print References
Braun, A.F. 1922. Microlepidoptera: notes and new species. The Canadian Entomologist 54. 91. (Parectopa occulta)
Braun, A.F. 1925. Microlepidoptera of Northern Utah. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 51(3): 213. (Parectopa albicostella)
Kirichenko, Natalia, Paolo Triberti, Marko Mutanen, Emmanuelle Magnoux, Jean-Fran├žois Landry, and Carlos Lopez-Vaamonde. 2016. Systematics and biology of some species of Micrurapteryx Spuler (Lepidoptera, Gracillariidae) from the Holarctic Region, with re-description of M. caraganella (Hering) from Siberia. ZooKeys 579: 99-156. (full article)