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Genus Caloptilia

Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Caloptilia Caloptilia sp - Caloptilia acerifoliella - male moth - Caloptilia Moth sp - Caloptilia ostryaeella Caloptilia - Caloptilia blandella Pelham road leaf miner on Rhododendron D286 2016 5 - Caloptilia Micro Moth - Caloptilia Moth - 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.