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Genus Caloptilia

Caloptilia IMG_6019 - Caloptilia Leaf Blotch Miner - Caloptilia stigmatella is this the unnamed Acrocercops ? - Caloptilia triadicae Moth - Caloptilia underside leaf mine on Sapindus drummondii - Caloptilia Nice antennae - Caloptilia Caloptilia St. Andrews leaf miner on Alnus serrulata SA1230 2017 2 - Caloptilia
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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.
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 (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.