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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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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.