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Species Stigmella ostryaefoliella - Hodges#0093

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 (betulicola group)
Species ostryaefoliella (Stigmella ostryaefoliella - Hodges#0093)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stigmella ostryaefoliella (Clemens, 1861)
Nepticula ostryaefoliella Clemens, 1862
Nepticula caryaefoliella Clemens, 1862
N. obscurella Braun, 1912
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Ontario to Florida, Ohio to Texas; British Columbia. (1)
Heppner (2003) reported the following host plants. (1)
Carya sp. (Hickory)
Ostrya sp. (Hophornbeam)
Carpinus sp. (Hornbeam)
Myrica sp.
However, probably all of these records except for Ostrya are based on misidentifications, according to Erik van Nieukerken.
Life Cycle
The larvae are leaf miners.
Print References
Forbes, T.M., 1923. The Lepidoptera of New York and neighboring states, primitive forms Microlepidoptera, Pyraloids, Bombyces. Cornell University. Agricultural Experiment Station Memoir 68, p. 89. (2)
Works Cited
1.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
2.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems