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Genus Heliozela

Heliozelidae, Shield Bearer Moths, on Grape - Heliozela aesella Heliozelidae, Shield Bearer Moths, on Grape, opening - Heliozela aesella Heliozelidae, Shield Bearer Moths, on Grape, maybe 3 cocoons  - Heliozela aesella Shield Bearer Moth ? - Heliozela Micro-moth ID Request - Heliozela aesella 3/16 × 1/8 micro - Heliozela aesella Eriophyes vitis - Heliozela aesella Moth - Heliozela aesella
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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 Heliozela
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
Possibly from Greek helios (ελιος)-"sun" + zelos (ζηλος)- "rival, imitator, one zealous/eager for, one jealous of"
Internet References
Systematische Bearbeitung der Schmetterlinge von Europa, v.5, p.56    Herrick-Schäffer's original description of the species. (Google Book)