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Fagaceae-feeding Species

Tisheria Moth - Coptotriche Coptotriche citrinipennella St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus laevis SA640A Coptotriche 2016 1 - Coptotriche Pelham road leaf miner on Quercus velutina maybe D795 2017 2 - Coptotriche St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus virginiana SA1827 2020 2.1 - Coptotriche Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Quercus alba D3721 2022 1 - Coptotriche New Hope Creek leaf miner on Quercus michauxii D4256 2022 1 - Coptotriche zelleriella moth - Coptotriche
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Tischerioidea (Trumpet Leafminer Moths)
Family Tischeriidae (Trumpet Leafminer Moths)
Genus Coptotriche
No Taxon Fagaceae-feeding Species
Several essentially identical Coptotriche species mine in leaves of oak and chestnut. One other tischeriid, Tischeria quercitella, also mines in oak leaves. It is externally distinguishable from the eastern oak-feeding Coptotriche species, but looks very similar to the western C. mediostriata.

Tischeria bifurcata, a western Ceanothus feeder, may not be externally distinguishable from some of the oak-feeding Coptotriche species. Therefore, western moths that resemble the ones in this section may not be identifiable past family if they have not been reared from leaf mines.