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Genus Caloptilia

Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Caloptilia superbifrontella A Gracillariid - Caloptilia? - Caloptilia Caloptilia rhoifoliella St. Andrews leaf miner on Salix nigra SA565 2016 4 - Caloptilia stigmatella Caloptilia blandella Caloptilia moth - Caloptilia St. Andrews leaf miner on Rhododendron atlanticum SA1371 Caloptilia 2018 4 - Caloptilia Caloptilia strictella? - 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.