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Species Caloptilia stigmatella - Hodges#0639

Caloptilia stigmatella A Caloptilia sp. - Caloptilia stigmatella Caloptilia stigmatella New for New Brunswick - Caloptilia stigmatella blotch mine on Populus deltoides - Caloptilia stigmatella Hodges#0639 - Caloptilia stigmatella Moth - Caloptilia stigmatella Caloptilia stigmatella
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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 stigmatella (Caloptilia stigmatella - Hodges#0639)
Hodges Number
0639
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caloptilia stigmatella – (Fabricius, 1781)
* phylogenetic sequence #018450
Explanation of Names
Author of species is (Fabricius, 1781).
Identification
Forelegs are thickly scaled at the base, appearing 'feathered'
Range
Throughout North America
Fairly common in the United Kingdom
Food
the larva feeds on Salix and Populus.
Remarks
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.