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Genus Caloptilia

Hodges#0639 - Caloptilia stigmatella Azalea Leafminer - Caloptilia azaleella maybe 0630 - Caloptilia rhoifoliella Teeny moth - Caloptilia azaleella small moth - Caloptilia triadicae Caloptilia Caloptilia Caloptilia stigmatella
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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.