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Family Eriocraniidae - Eriocraniid Moths

Chinquapin Leaf-miner Moth - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Purplish Birch-miner Moth - Eriocrania semipurpurella Dyseriocrania griseocapitella 0003 – Dyseriocrania griseocapitella – Chinquapin Leaf-miner Moth - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Chinquapin Leaf-miner - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Dyseriocrania griseocapitella Dyseriocrania - Dyseriocrania griseocapitella St. Andrews Leaf miner on Quercus laevis SA322 2016 4 - Eriocraniella platyptera
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Classification
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)
Numbers
13 species in 4 genera in North America
Identification
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)
Range
Holarctic
Food
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.