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Species Caloptilia stigmatella - Hodges#0639

Leaf Miner Moth  - Hodges #0639 - Caloptilia stigmatella Hodges#0639 - Caloptilia stigmatella Leaf Blotch Miner - Caloptilia stigmatella Hodges#0639 - Caloptilia stigmatella Caloptilia stigmatella Caloptilia stigmatella Moth - Caloptilia stigmatella Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Salix nigra D767 2017 2 - Caloptilia stigmatella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Subfamily Gracillariinae
Genus Caloptilia
Species stigmatella (Caloptilia stigmatella - Hodges#0639)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caloptilia stigmatella – (Fabricius, 1781)
* phylogenetic sequence #018450
Explanation of Names
Author of species is (Fabricius, 1781).
Forelegs are thickly scaled at the base, appearing 'feathered'
Throughout North America
Fairly common in the United Kingdom
the larva feeds on Salix and Populus.
Probably introduced from Europe.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults..
microleps - photo of livng adult.