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Leaf Blotch Miner Moth

Scientific Name
Acrocercops sp.
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Taxonomy
(Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae: Gracillariinae)
Pest Status
0 Unknown
Status
NZ - Exotic
Reliability
High
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Dorsal - Adult
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Caroline Harding MAF
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Diagnostic Notes
Adult

Hind tibiae with a couple of rows of stiff straight bristles above, about a quarter as long as the length of the tibiae, or somewhat less. Antennae fully as long as the fore wings, palpi typically with a slight tuft on second segment. In the fore wing with all veins present, or one dorsal (Cu) lost. Hind wing often a little more reduced than in Gracilaria, R1 regularly being lost. Resting position with the fore and middle legs displayed as usual, but sometimes with the head appressed to the object on which the moth is resting.

Larva

Caterpillar of various types, but in all cases it feeds in the cylindridal stage. The transformation to the cylindrical stage is sometimes gradual. The larvae usnally blotch miners, the cocoon, typically, being formed in the mine.

References

- Forbes, W.T.M. (1923). Lepidoptera of New York and neighboring states. Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station Memoirs, 68: 1-729.
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Specimen Contact
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
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MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Created
26/07/2011 08:55 AEST
Last Updated
07/05/2014 01:57 AEST
Citation
MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory (2011) Leaf Blotch Miner Moth (Acrocercops sp.) Updated on 5/7/2014 1:57:20 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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