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Species Ectoedemia similella - Hodges#0045

Unidentified Nepticulidae - Ectoedemia similella Ectoedemia similella St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus falcata SA988 2017 1 - Ectoedemia similella St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus falcata SA988 2017 2 - Ectoedemia similella Ectoedemia ex Quercus falcata - Ectoedemia similella
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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 Ectoedemia
No Taxon (platanella group)
Species similella (Ectoedemia similella - Hodges#0045)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ectoedemia similella (Braun, 1917) (1)
Nepticula similella Braun, 1917
Ectoedemia has more than 35 species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Forewing expanse: (1)
♂ 4.6--5.6 mm.
♀ 4.2--6 mm.
Determined by Erik J. van Nieukerken (DNA analysis).
Ohio to Virginia, south to Texas and Florida. (3), (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
The adults are most common from May to August. (2)
Heppner 2003 has March, May, September, November for Florida. (4)
Larvae host is Quercus including: (Braun), (5)
Quercus palustris Münchh. (pin oak)
Quercus rubra L. (northern red oak)
Life Cycle
Larvae are leaf miners.
Print References
Forbes, W.T.M. 1923. The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States. 93. (6)
Wilkinson, C., & P.J. Newton 1981. The Micro-Lepidopteran genus of Ectoedemia Busck (Nepticulidae) in North America. Tijdschrift Voor Entomologie. 124: 56, figs. 54-55. (1)
Works Cited
1.The Micro-Lepidopteran genus of Ectoedemia (Busck) Nepticulidae in North America
Christopher Wilkinson, P. J. Newton . 1981. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 124: 27-92.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
4.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
5.Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates
Charley Eiseman & Noah Charney. 2010. Stackpole Books.
6.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems