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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Caloptilia

Moth - Caloptilia violacella 0609 - Caloptilia invariabilis? - Caloptilia Leaf Blotch Miner Moth - Hodges #0644.1 - Caloptilia triadicae Caloptilia stigmatella - Leaf Blotch Miner 0639 - Caloptilia stigmatella Pelham road leaf miner on Rhododendron D286 2016 0 - Caloptilia Sassafras host - Caloptilia sassafrasella Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Salix nigra D768 2017 1 - Caloptilia stigmatella Caloptila fraxinella - Caloptilia fraxinella
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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.