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Superfamily Nepticuloidea - Pygmy Leafmining Moths

Leaf mine - Stigmella prunifoliella Carya Leaf Mine ID Request - Stigmella caryaefoliella Sycamore Blotch Miner - Ectoedemia Unidentified Ectodoemia Moth - Hodges #058.97 - Ectoedemia Lake Johnson leaf miner on Quercus falcata D203 Stigmella maybe 2015 3 - Stigmella St. Andrews leaf miner on Alnus serrulata SA221  Stigmella maybe 2015 5 - Stigmella Mockernut Hickory linear leaf miner - Stigmella Stigmella emerge - 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)
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.