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Genus Heliozela

galls on a wild grape leaf - Heliozela aesella Micro Moth - Heliozela aesella micro moth 1 of 2 - Heliozela aesella grape leaf gall - Heliozela aesella moth - Heliozela aesella moths - Heliozela aesella - male - female Heliozelidae, Shield Bearer Moth, lateral - Heliozela aesella Heliozelidae, Shield Bearer Moth, dorsal - Heliozela aesella
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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 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)