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anomalella group

Leaf damage on rose - Stigmella Leaf mine in rose: possibly Stigmella rosaefoliella? - Stigmella Stigmella anomalella Stigmella? on Rosa sp. - Stigmella anomalella Stigmella? on Rosa sp. - Stigmella anomalella
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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 anomalella group
Explanation of Names
Author: Johansson, 1971
3 species worldwide, all native to the Palearctic; 2 now occur in North America (1)
Two related European Stigmella species that mine in rose leaves now occur in North America. S. anomalella is abundant in western states, and S. centifoliella (mistakenly described in the past as S. rosaefoliella pectocatenata) has been found both in Ontario and California. The only known nepticulid rose miner native to the western states is Ectoedemia marmaropa. (Erik J. van Nieukerken, email to C. Eiseman, 2/8/2013)