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Species Caloptilia porphyretica - Hodges#0625

Leaf Blotch Miner - Caloptilia porphyretica St. Andrews leaf miner on Rhododendron atlanticum SA1537 Caloptilia 2019 1 - Caloptilia porphyretica St. Andrews leaf miner on Rhododendron atlanticum SA1537 Caloptilia 2019 2 - Caloptilia porphyretica Caloptilia superbifrontella? - Caloptilia porphyretica Caloptilia superbifrontella? - Caloptilia porphyretica Caloptilia porphyretica
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Classification
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 porphyretica (Caloptilia porphyretica - Hodges#0625)
Hodges Number
0625
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caloptilia porphyretica (Braun, 1923)
Gracilaria porphyretica Braun, 1923
Identification
Face head and base of thorax purple. Forewings purple with base of dorsum and the costal area yellow. See Braun (1923).
Range
Pest in commercial highbush blueberries in NJ (Barry et al. 2010).
Type locality: Balsam, NC.
Food
Rhododendron (Braun 1923), Vaccinium corymbosum (Highbush Blueberry) (Barry et al. 2010).
See Also
Caloptilia superbifrontella (Clemens, 1860) "lack[s] the deep brilliancy of the purple color of porphyretica" (Braun, 1923). The head and and base of thorax yellow.
Print References
Barry J.D., C.R. Rodriguez-Saona, D.F. Polk, A. Zhang, 2010. Seasonal abundance, life history, and parasitism of Caloptilia porphyretica (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), a leafminer of highbush blueberry. Journal of Economic Entomology, 103(2): 284-291.
Braun, A.F., 1923. Microlepidoptera: Notes and New Species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 49(2): 122.
Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)