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Phyllonorycter nipigon (Balsam Poplar Leaf Blotch Miner Moth) About 4 mm. Larvae are leaf miners of Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera) a common tree here. Balsam Poplar Leaf Blotch Miner Moth,Geotagged,Gracillariidae,Leaf Blotch Miner Moths,Lepidoptera,Lithocolletinae,Phyllonorycter,Phyllonorycter nipigon,Summer,United States,insect,moth Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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''Phyllonorycter nipigon'' is a moth of the family Gracillariidae. It is widespread across northern North America from Ontario to Alaska, south to Colorado and the Sierra Nevada of California.

The length of the forewings is 3.4-4.4 mm. Adults are on wing from late July to late October in one generation.

The larvae feed on ''Populus balsamifera'', ''Populus angustifolia'', ''Populus fremontii'', ''Populus nigra'' and ''Populus tremuloides''. They mine the leaves of their host.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
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Uploaded Sep 5, 2019. Captured Sep 4, 2019 23:20 in 4408 Miller Rd, Barnum, MN 55707, USA.
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO800
  • 100mm