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Genus Coptodisca

Oak Leaf Mine ID Request - Coptodisca St. Andrews leaf miner on Prunus serotina SA166 Coptodisca maybe 2015 1 - Coptodisca splendoriferella Heliozelidae, Shield Bearer shield, on Choke Cherry - Coptodisca splendoriferella St. Andrews leaf miner on Myrica cerifera SA744 Coptodisca 2017 4 - Coptodisca undescribed-species-on-morella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Ostrya virginiana D967 2018 2 - Coptodisca ostryaefoliella Laurinburg leaf miner on Vaccinium arboreum SA1610 2019 7 - Coptodisca matheri Laurinburg leaf miner on Vaccinium arboreum D2576 2020 1 - Coptodisca magnella Hidden Lake Bladen Co leaf miner on Gaylusacia frondosa D2988 2021 3 - Coptodisca magnella
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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.