Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1280358

Apple Barkminer
Marmara elotella

Observation date: April 04, 2020
Submitted by: tirvine2020
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Bark mine found on Malus sp.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: January 14, 2021
Coordinator notes: Hi - I'm don't intend to be argumentative, but I'm not sure the host plant looks like Salix sp. I have an orchard and to me this looks more like a not-so-well-pruned apple sp. rather than Salix sp., which is why I agreed with the submitter that this was a bark mine from M. elotella. Thoughts? JRains