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Fagaceae-feeding Species

moth - Coptotriche citrinipennella Coptotriche citrinipennella St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus laevis SA640A Coptotriche 2016 1 - Coptotriche St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus alba SA1200 2017 3 - Coptotriche Moth - Coptotriche Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Quercus alba D1133 2018 4 - Coptotriche Leigh Farm Park leaf miner on Quercus alba D1226 Coptotriche adult 2019 3 - Coptotriche St. Andrews leaf miner on Quercus virginiana SA1676 Coptotriche 2019 2 - Coptotriche
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Classification
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
Remarks
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.