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Species Stigmella ceanothi - Hodges#0071

Redroot leaf mine, larva on underside of leaf - Stigmella ceanothi Stigmella, was on Ceanothus - Stigmella ceanothi Stigmella, upper cocoon - Stigmella ceanothi Stigmella larva, fresh out of leaf mine - Stigmella ceanothi Nepticulidae, lateral - Stigmella ceanothi Redroot leaf, upper side - Stigmella ceanothi Stigmella cocoon - Stigmella ceanothi Ceanothus leaf mine, upper side of leaf - Stigmella ceanothi
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Classification
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 (prunifoliella group)
Species ceanothi (Stigmella ceanothi - Hodges#0071)
Hodges Number
0071
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stigmella ceanothi (Braun, 1910)
Nepticula ceanothi Braun, 1910 (1)
Size
Braun (1910) listed the wingspan as 4.5-5 mm. (1)
Range
California. (2) Iowa (BG)
Season
January to May; September. (2)
Braun (1910) reported adults emerging March to April.
Food
Braun (1910) reported the larvae feed on Ceanothus divaricatus. (1)
Print References
Braun, A.F., 1910. New species of Tineina from California. Entomological News Philadelphia, 21: 172. (1)
Newton, P. J. and C. Wilkinson. 1982. A taxonomic revision of the North American species of Stigmella (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae). Systematic Entomology 7:367-463. (3)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.New species of Tineina from California.
Annette F. Braun. 1910. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 21: 171-179.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.A taxonomic revision of the North American species of Stigmella (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae)
Philip J. Newton, Christopher Wilkinson. 1982. Systematic Entomology, 7(4): 367-463.