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Species Caloptilia rhoifoliella - Sumac Leafblotch Miner - Hodges#0630

Small moth. Caloptilia sp.? - Caloptilia rhoifoliella Unknown Leaf Blotch Miner  - Caloptilia rhoifoliella Caloptilia rhoifoliella Gracillariidae on Sumac, under side of leaf - Caloptilia rhoifoliella Gracillariidae on Sumac, larva - Caloptilia rhoifoliella Sumac leaf blotch miner? - Caloptilia rhoifoliella St. Andrews leaf miner on Rhus copallina SA133 2015 1 - Caloptilia rhoifoliella Sumac Leafblotch Miner - 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
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.