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Superfamily Nepticuloidea - Pygmy Leafmining Moths

Moth - Stigmella multispicata Sawtooth Oak Leaf Mine ID Request - Stigmella Unid Leafminer Gtr1 - Stigmella rhoifoliella Seattle Discovery park leaf miner on Mahonia WDP2 2016 2 - Stigmella undescribed-species-on-mahonia Quercus alba host - Stigmella Stagecoach road leaf miner on Corylus species D729 2017 2 - Stigmella St. Andrews leaf miner on Carya tomentosa SA1879 2020 1 - Ectoedemia virgulae Stigmella sp.?
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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 flowering 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.