Forest Pests of North America
Native and Non-native insects, diseases, and weeds of urban, managed, and natural forests

early birch leaf edgeminer
Messa nana (Klug)


Representative Images(View more at Forestry Images)


early birch leaf edgeminer
Messa nana
Gyorgy Csoka

Taxonomic Rank

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hymenoptera
Superfamily: Tenthredinoidea
Family: Tenthredinidae
Subfamily: Heterarthrinae
Genus: Messa


Common Name Reference: VEG_DISTURBANCE_AGENTS table of the FSVeg Field Sampled Vegetation Data Dictionary version 1.3, dated March 12, 1999.
Scientific Name Reference: R.W. Poole and P. Gentili, Nomina Insecta Nearctica. 1996. Nomina insecta nearctica: a checklist of the insects of North America. Vol. 2. Rockville (MD): Entomological Information Services. Available at URL: