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Family Eriocraniidae - Eriocraniids

Chinquapin Leaf-miner - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella 0003 Chinquapin Leaf-miner ??? - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Chinquapin Leaf-miner Moth - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella 273203 moth - Eriocrania semipurpurella tiniest moth - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella 0717 eriocraniid - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Eriocrania semipurpurella - Purplish Birch-miner Moth - Eriocrania semipurpurella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Eriocranioidea
Family Eriocraniidae (Eriocraniids)
Numbers
13 species in 4 genera in North America
Identification
Adults - small with narrow wings, iredescent, often golden with purplish markings (1)

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