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Species Caloptilia blandella - Walnut Caloptilia - Hodges#0596

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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 blandella (Walnut Caloptilia - Hodges#0596)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caloptilia blandella (Clemens, 1864)
Gracilaria blandella Clemens, 1864
Wingspan approximately 9 mm.
Clemens (1864) original description as Gracilaria blandella is available online in the print references.
Quebec to Texas and east to Virginia and Maine.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
The main flight period appears to be April to September. (1)
The larval hosts include:
Juglans nigra (balck walnut).
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory).
Print References
Clemens, B., 1864. North American Micro-Lepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia 3: p. 505.