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Genus Coptodisca

Persimmon Leaf Miner ID Request - Coptodisca diospyriella Coptodisca splendoriferella Microlep species? - Coptodisca St. Andrews leaf miner on Vaccinium corymposum SA696 Coptodisca 2016 3 - Coptodisca Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Ostrya virginiana D967 2018 1 - Coptodisca ostryaefoliella moth - Coptodisca Coptodisca diospyriella St. Andrews leaf miner on Carya tomentosa SA1768 adult 2 2020 1 - Coptodisca lucifluella
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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
western species forewing lengths 1.5 - 2.35 mm (1)
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.