Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caloptilia rhoifoliella (Chambers, 1876)
Formerly in genus Gracillaria (or "Gracilaria" [sic] per Nearctica)
Explanation of Names
calo - Greek for 'beautiful' (1)
63 spp. per Arnett (1985) (2)
, see list at: Nearctica
Sumac, Rhus (Anacardiaceae) per Microleps.org and Kimball (1965) (3)
Sumac, 20 Rhus spp.
- USDA Plants Database
All species of this genus are leaf miners as young larvae, but many leave their mine when half grown and form a cone by twisting and rolling the end of the leaf. (2)
Type Locality, Kentucky per Harvard MCZ Type Database
Original description appears to be from:
Chambers, V.T. 1876. Tineina. Canadian Entomologist 8(11): 158–160.
- California Moth Specimens Database