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Family Eriocraniidae - Eriocraniids

caddisfly? - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Chinquapin Leaf-miner - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Dyseriocrania griseocapitella  - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Purplish Birch-miner Moth - Eriocrania semipurpurella Chinquapin Leaf-miner Moth - Hodges#0003  - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Moth for ID  - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella tiniest moth - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Eriocrania semipurpurella - Purplish Birch-miner Moth - Eriocrania semipurpurella
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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)
13 species in 4 genera in North America
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)
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.