Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Balsam Poplar Leaf Blotch Miner
Phyllonorycter nipigon (Freeman, 1970)


Family: Gracillariidae
Subfamily: Lithocolletinae
Identification:
Wing Span: 0.68-0.88 cm
Life History:
Flight:
Caterpillar Hosts: Primarily mines in Populus balsamifera L., less commonly in P. balsamifera trichocarpa and other Poplus and Salix
Adult Food:
Habitat:
Range: Widespread across northern North America from Ontario, Canada, to Alaska (about 64°N) south to Colorado and the Sierra Nevada Mts (about 34°N) of California
Conservation:
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