Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1295927

Apple Barkminer
Marmara elotella

Observation date: June 18, 2021
Submitted by: tirvine2020
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found as a pupa at the end of a bark mine on Malus sp. The mine was entirely linear and appeared as maroonish-red track on branch. The few mines on the tree including the one this pupa was found at the end of were all on newer branches near the base of the tree. The mine ended with a flap of the epidermis being cut away on 3 sides and folded with the pupal chamber made in the flap. The pupa was found on 6/1, and the adult emerged 6/18.
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: July 18, 2021
Coordinator notes: None.