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Family Tischeriidae

Tischeria? - Coptotriche Tisheria Moth? Rosaceae-feeding Coptotriche Moth - Coptotriche moth - Coptotriche citrinipennella Sawtooth Oak Leaf Mine ID Request - Coptotriche castaneaeella Rubus Leaf Mine ID Request - Coptotriche aenea Coptotriche citrinipennella Moth
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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 Tischerioidea
Family Tischeriidae
Remarks
Thanks go to Terry Harrison for this info:

The major monograph of Tischeriidae for North America is Braun, A. F. 1972. Tischeriidae of America north of Mexico (microlepidoptera). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 28: 1-148. In that work (and also in the 1983 checklist of North American Lepidoptera), all species were placed in a single genus, Tischeria. More recently, the Nearctic species were assigned into three different genera, by Puplesis, R., and A. Diškus. 2003. The Nepticuloidea and Tischerioidea (Lepidoptera) – A Global Review, with Strategic Regional Revisions. Kaunas: Lutute Publishers, 512pp.

For eastern-Nearctic Tischeriidae, as of Puplesis and Diškus 2003, only one species remains in Tischeria, that being the oak-feeding T. quercitella. All other oak feeders are assigned to Coptotriche, as are all of the Rosaceae feeders, whereas all Asteraceae feeders are placed in Astrotischeria.

An updated list of the entire Nearctic tischeriid fauna, as well as annotated, catalog-like lists of New World Coptotriche and Tischeria species, can be found here.