Image Number: 0907028

on white birch Early instar larvae are legless and feed with leaf tissues. Later instars have fully-functioning legs and feed externally. Note the presence of silken molting webs and pupal case
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Gracillarionidea
Family: Bucculatricidae
Genus: Bucculatrix
Subject: Bucculatrix canadensisella Chambers
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Image uploaded:
Wednesday, December 10, 1997
Image last updated:
Wednesday, June 21, 2000