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Superfamily Nepticuloidea - Pygmy Leafmining Moths

Nepticulidae Poplar Leaf Mine ID Request - Stigmella populetorum Redroot leaf mine, under side of leaf - Stigmella ceanothi St. Andrews leaf miner on Carya tomentosa SA52 Phytomyza maybe 2015 2 - Stigmella caryaefoliella Sebastian leaf miner on Coccoloba uvifera FL19 2015 2 - Enteucha basidactyla St. Andrews leaf miner on Acer rubrum SA520 Trifurcula maybe 2016 3 - Glaucolepis saccharella Stigmella resplendensella Zimmermannia
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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.