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Species Caloptilia rhoifoliella - Sumac Leafblotch Miner - Hodges#0630

310070 & 310072 - Caloptilia rhoifoliella Sumac Leafblotch Miner? - Caloptilia rhoifoliella Caloptilia rhoifoliella Gracillariidae on Sumac, larva - Caloptilia rhoifoliella Moth - Caloptilia rhoifoliella Caloptilia rhoifoliella - male Caloptilia rhoifoliella NMW2020 Moth #25 - Caloptilia rhoifoliella
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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 rhoifoliella (Sumac Leafblotch Miner - Hodges#0630)
Hodges Number
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 and Kimball (1965) (3)
Sumac, 20 Rhus spp. - USDA Plants Database
Poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) Illinois Wildflowers
Life Cycle
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
Print References
Original description appears to be from:
Chambers, V.T. 1876. Tineina. Canadian Entomologist 8(11): 158–160.
Internet References
Genus Caloptilia -
Caloptilia rhoifoliella - California Moth Specimens Database
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.
3.The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
Charles P. Kimball. 1965. Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.