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Superfamily Adeloidea - Fairy Moths and kin

grape leaf gall - Heliozela aesella leaf mine - Coptodisca juglandiella Persimmon Leaf Mine Maker [=Coptodisca? diospyriella??] ID Request - Coptodisca diospyriella St. Andrews leaf miner on Vaccinium SA208 Coptodisca maybe 2015 4 - Coptodisca Heliozelidae, Shield Bearer shield, parasitoid emergent hole - Coptodisca splendoriferella Heliozelid mine (empty) on Diospyros virginiana - Coptodisca diospyriella St. Andrews leaf miner on Nyssa biflora SA636 Antispila 2016 1 - Antispila nysaefoliella St. Andrews leaf miner on Vaccinium corymposum SA696 Coptodisca 2016 2 - Coptodisca
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Five families (according to Arnett) plus the introduced South American and South African family Cecidosidae.
Small, without ocelli and with a short proboscis with scales near the base; the hind wings have a strong frenulum.
Life Cycle
Larvae are leafminers when small but later cut out flattened cases to be used as shelters and pupal cases; some form cases from flower parts.
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