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Genus Caloptilia

Caloptilia stigmatella moth - Caloptilia - male 0643 - Caloptilia vacciniella? - Caloptilia Caloptilia  - Caloptilia packardella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Ostrya virginiana D1406 2019 1 - Caloptilia ostryaeella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Carpinus caroliniana D1776 2019 6 - Caloptilia ostryaeella Caloptilia rhoifoliella Caloptilia stigmatella - Caloptilia
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Family Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Subfamily Gracillariinae
Genus Caloptilia
Explanation of Names
Author: Hübner 1825.
Numbers
Nearctica lists 64 species
Life Cycle
Larvae begin as leafminers, in most cases later abandoning the mines to roll the leaf into a characteristic cone.
Print References
Forbes, W.T.M., 1923. The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States. Cornell University. Agricultural Experiment Station Memoir 68: 168-176. (1) (species description and keys)
Internet References
microleps.org (pinned specimens and larval feeding sign)
Works Cited
1.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.