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Species Antispila nysaefoliella - Tupelo Leafminer - Hodges#0234

Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Nyssa sylvatica D1204 Antispila nyssaefoliella 2018 1 - Antispila nysaefoliella Antispila nysaefoliella Antispila nysaefoliella Antispila nysaefoliella Antispila nysaefoliella Unknown moth in Alabama - Antispila nysaefoliella Antispila nysaefoliella Antispila nysaefoliella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Heliozelidae (Shield Bearer Moths)
Genus Antispila
Species nysaefoliella (Tupelo Leafminer - Hodges#0234)
Hodges Number
0234
Explanation of Names
Author: Clemens, 1860
Size
Wingspan 7-8mm(1)
Habitat
Larvae mine leaves of Nyssa sylvatica (black gum or tupelo).
Life Cycle
Larvae feed within leaf tissues, forming blotch-like mines. A full-grown larva spins a cocoon within the mine and then cuts through the upper and lower layers of the leaf around the cocoon, forming a case, then drops to the ground. Once on the ground, the larva fastens the case to some object with a silken thread and then pupates.(1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Eastern Forest Insects
Whiteford L. Baker. 1972. U.S. Department of Agriculture · Forest Service.