Larval feeding type: leaf-miner; larva green, although may appear whitish in the mine; the mine seems to be indistinguishable from S. corylifoliella.
Larval substrate: Morella caroliniensis* (Small Bayberry)
Comment: S. corylifoliella also commonly occurs on bayberry and vacated mines cannot be distinguished. The larva of myricafoliella is green, whereas that of corylifoliella is pale yellow, however the color can be difficult to assess while in the mine.
Status in MA (automated assessment): Restricted distribution, rare
Status in N. America: Native
MA Endangered Species Act status: None
First Year Reported: 2012
Last Year Reported: 2016
Distribution by County: Barnstable, Nantucket
Number of Records: 2