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Stigmella intermedia Mines found on Shining sumac (Rhus copallinum). At the disturbed edge of a dense mixed forest.<br />
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Will go back for better photos. It is approaching 100F right now, and I could not stand to be in the heat for anymore photos! Caloptilia rhoifoliella,Geotagged,Stigmella intermedia,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

Stigmella intermedia

Mines found on Shining sumac (Rhus copallinum). At the disturbed edge of a dense mixed forest.

Will go back for better photos. It is approaching 100F right now, and I could not stand to be in the heat for anymore photos!

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

The wingspan is 3-3.5 mm. Usually there are two generations per year, with larvae maturing in July and overwintering, but occasionally a third generation appears.

The larvae feed on ''Rhus typhina'' and ''Rhus aromatica''. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The loosened epidermis is bright green at first, later yellowish, and is marked.. more

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Lisa Kimmerling
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By Lisa Kimmerling

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Uploaded Sep 13, 2019. Captured Sep 13, 2019 12:36 in 234 Oakman Rd NE, Ranger, GA 30734, USA.
  • Canon EOS 6D Mark II
  • f/32.0
  • 1/128s
  • ISO160
  • 100mm