Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1311256

Observation date: August 29, 2021
Submitted by: tirvine2020
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Found as completed upper surface linear blotch mines on Toxicodendron radicans. This individual was a solitary miner, but these mines were common on posion ivy, and while this one was found already pupated, others looked very young/new with very small white circles that over the past few weeks have grown significantly. Some leaves had mines that appeared to have up to about 3 pupal chambers. The creases in the epidermis demarcate where there is a pupa in the image below. The adult emerged 9/10.
Status: Resident
Verified by: jwileyrains
Verified date: September 10, 2021
Coordinator notes: Another very interesting leaf miner - thanks. JRains
Checklist region(s): United States, Rhode Island, Bristol County