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Genus Coptodisca

moth - Coptodisca lucifluella Coptodisca ex Morella cerifera - Coptodisca undescribed-species-on-morella Heliozelid mine (empty) on Diospyros virginiana - Coptodisca diospyriella Microlep species? - Coptodisca Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Ostrya virginiana D967 2018 1 - Coptodisca ostryaefoliella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Salix nigra D1127 Coptodisca saliciella 2018 2 - Coptodisca saliciella Coptodisca arbutiella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Salix nigra D2473 2020 3 - Coptodisca saliciella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Heliozelidae (Shield Bearer Moths)
Genus Coptodisca
Size
western species forewing lengths 1.5 - 2.35 mm (1)
Identification
Adults - species are superficially similar, shiny metalic lead or silver colored, with distally pale to dark orange with oposing costal and dorsal white triangles outlined in black and black blotches in the tornal area (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.