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Linear Leaf Mine - Stigmella quercipulchella There were several mines on this leaf, but they all had dark, solid, central frass lines.  You can see one of the larvae in the upper right.<br />
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Habitat: Quercus<br />
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Habitat: Quercus<br />
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Linear Leaf Mine - Stigmella quercipulchella

There were several mines on this leaf, but they all had dark, solid, central frass lines. You can see one of the larvae in the upper right.

Habitat: Quercus

Linear Leaf Mine - Stigmella quercipulchella There were several mines on this leaf, but they all had dark, solid, central frass lines. You can see one of the larvae in the upper right.<br />
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Habitat: Quercus<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/107113/linear_leaf_mine_-_stigmella_sp.html Geotagged,Spring,Stigmella quercipulchella,United States

    comments (3)

  1. Really love the overview this photo gives of the entire process! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks -- I just added a close-up of the larva. Posted one month ago
      1. Cool! Nice that you found a live one. Posted one month ago

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''Stigmella quercipulchella'' is a moth of the Nepticulidae family. It is found in North America in Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Ontario.

There are two generations per year. The larvae feed on ''Quercus'' species, including ''Q. palustris'', ''Q. marilandica'' and ''Q. rubra''. They mine the leaves of their host plant.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jan 11, 2021. Captured Jun 18, 2020 22:50 in 91 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/166s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm