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Genus Coptodisca

Coptodisca arbutiella - male - female Microlep - Coptodisca saliciella Heliozelid mine (empty) on Diospyros virginiana - Coptodisca diospyriella Ft Lauderdale ESA leaf miner on Conocarpus erectus FTL5 2016 1 - Coptodisca undescribed-species-on-conocarpus-erectus Coptodisca powellella ? - Coptodisca St. Andrews leaf miner on Vaccinium corymbosum SA1063 2017 1 - Coptodisca Coptodisca arbutiella St. Andrews leaf miner on Carya tomentosa SA1768 parasitoid 2020 1.1 - Coptodisca lucifluella
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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.