Aspen serpentine leafminer

Aspen serpentine leafminer - Pinned adult
  • Latin name: Phyllocnistis populiella Chambers
  • French name: Mineuse serpentine du tremble
  • Order: Lepidoptera
  • Family: Gracillariidae
Description

Distribution

Canada

Micro-habitat(s)

Leaf

Canadian Forest Service Publications

Aspen serpentine leafminer

Diet and feeding behaviour

  • Phyllophagous : Feeds on the leaves of plants.
    • Miner: Feeds inside the blade of a leaf, between the epidermal layers, or beneath the bark of plants, by first excavating a mine into these tissues.
Information on host(s)

Main host(s)

Balsam poplar, trembling aspen

Photos
  • Aspen serpentine leafminer Trembling aspen completely infested
  • Aspen serpentine leafminer Trembling aspen leaf mined
  • Aspen serpentine leafminer Trail of blackish excreta left by the larva on leaf completly mined
  • Aspen serpentine leafminer Pupa in curl of trembling aspen leaf
  • Aspen serpentine leafminer Freshly emerged moth at rest
  • Aspen serpentine leafminer Pinned adult
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