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birch skeletonizer [micro moth] - Bucculatrix canadensisella

birch skeletonizer [micro moth] - Bucculatrix canadensisella
New Sudbury, City of Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
June 28, 2013
Size: approx 3mm
Found many (100 and more) of these tiny brown and white striped moths on the walls of our house and on the birch trees! Is this the birch leaf skelletonizer (Bucculatrix canadensisella?)

Added note: Last week of August and early September 2013 birch leaves are falling on mass as well as approximately 1cm caterpillars_that are a pale yellow and kind of translucent, are also flying an mass hundreds of them from their long silky strings...could they be related to this moth_ I recall seeing these same catterpillars for the first time last year around this time as well though not as many as now. (according to an interview on CBC Morning North the combination of the caterpillars and a blight fungus have skelletonized the birch leaves all over the Greater City of Sudbury).

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Looks good to me, and the larvae you describe certainly sound like they could be Bucculatrix.

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