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For the United States & Canada

Species Psilocorsis quercicella - Oak Leaftier - Hodges#955

Psilocorsis sp? - Psilocorsis quercicella Black-fringed Psilocorsis Moth - Hodges #0956 - Psilocorsis quercicella Unknown Moth - Psilocorsis quercicella Oak Leaftier - Psilocorsis quercicella Psilocorsis - Psilocorsis quercicella Oak Leaftier  - Psilocorsis quercicella Psilocorsis quercicella Psilocorsis quercicella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Depressariidae
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Psilocorsis
Species quercicella (Oak Leaftier - Hodges#955)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psilocorsis quercicella Clemens, 1860
* phylogenetic sequence #027475
Wingspan 12-15 mm. (1)
Moth Photographers Group – distribution & flight-period chart
The larva ties oak leaves with silk creating a shelter from with it skeletonizes the leaf surface. Covell (1984) also lists beech and chestnut. (1)
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology - no.4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1860: 212
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.