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Superfamily Nepticuloidea - Pygmy Leafmining Moths

Red Maple Leafminer - Glaucolepis saccharella Nepticuloidea IMG_6428 - Acalyptris lotella moth St. Andrews leaf miner on Myrica cerifera SA131 2015 1 - Stigmella Convoluted corridor on Prunus mexicana - Stigmella St. Andrews leaf miner on Alnus serrulata SA221  Stigmella maybe 2015 1 - Stigmella St. Andrews leaf miner on Ulmus rubra SA1180 2017 1 - Stigmella apicialbella Linear mines in sumac - New Brunswick - Stigmella intermedia
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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)
Explanation of Names
From the type genus Nepticula, Latin meaning "granddaughter." (1)
Identification
See Bob Patterson's comment about "eyecaps" on photo 360727.
Remarks
These are tiny moths whose larvae are leaf and stem miners. Specialization on diverse floweing plants has led this group to become the most species rich of the primitive Lepidoptera (2)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.