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Family Eriocraniidae - Eriocraniid Moths

0003 - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Chinquapin Leaf-miner - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella 0003 - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella? - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Chinquapin Leaf-miner - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella  Chinquapin Leaf-miner Moth - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Dyseriocrania griseocapitella? - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Unknown blue moth from Monte Bello OSP St. Andrews Leaf miner on Quercus laevis SA322 2016 2 - Eriocraniella platyptera
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Eriocranioidea (Eriocraniid Moths)
Family Eriocraniidae (Eriocraniid Moths)
Other Common Names
Sparkling Archaic Sun Moths (Encyclopedia of Entomology)
13 species in 4 genera in North America
Adults - small with narrow wings, iridescent, often golden with purplish markings (1)

Larvae - leggless miners in newly expanded leaves, forming baggy full-depth mines (1)
leaf miners of birch and oak (1)
Life Cycle
leaf miners that pupate in soil (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.