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Species Stigmella rhamnicola - Hodges#0074

Stigmella rhamnicola Leaf mine - Stigmella rhamnicola moth - Stigmella rhamnicola Linear leaf mine on Rhamnus cathartica - Stigmella rhamnicola Linear leaf mine on Rhamnus cathartica - Stigmella rhamnicola Leaf mines - Stigmella rhamnicola Black line and spots - Stigmella rhamnicola Stigmella rhamnicola
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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 (rhamnella group)
Species rhamnicola (Stigmella rhamnicola - Hodges#0074)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stigmella rhamnicola (Braun, 1916)
Nepticula rhamnicola Braun, 1916
Nepticula rhamnella Braun, 1912 (preoc.) (96)
* phylogenetic sequence #002100
Explanation of Names
Named for the host plant genus Rhamnus.
Wingspan 4.5-5.5 mm. (1)
Per Erik van Nieukerken on the image posted here "This is Stigmella rhamnicola, easily recognised by the differently coloured fasciae and white thorax. The collar consists of lamellar scales, which shows it is a Stigmella."
Larvae mine the leaves of buckthorn, including Rhamnus cathartica and Rhamnus lanceolata.
Print References
Braun, A.F. 1916. Entomological news, and proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 27(1): 56
Braun, A.F. 1917. Nepticulidae of North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 43: 172 (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.1.9m
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Nepticulidae of North America.
Annette F. Braun. 1917. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 43: 155-209.