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Species Cameraria fletcherella - Hodges#0820

Cameraria fletcherella (T) - Hodges #0820 - Cameraria fletcherella
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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 Lithocolletinae
Genus Cameraria
Species fletcherella (Cameraria fletcherella - Hodges#0820)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cameraria fletcherella (Braun, 1908) (1)
Lithocolletis fletcherella Braun, 1908 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #330358
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of Dr. James Fletcher (1852–1908), botanist and entomologist of the Central Experimental Farm in Ottawa.
There are more than 50 named species of Cameraria in America north of Mexico.(3)
Several known species to be described
Wingspan 8.5-9 mm. (2)
The original description as Lithocolletis fletcherella Braun, is available in PDF or view online in the print references below. (2)
Difficult group that often requires dissection to determine.
Determined (T) Terry Harrison
Northeastern species. (3)
Holotype collected in Ottawa, Canada. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults appear to be most common from April to September. (3)
Larval host Quercus (oak) (2)
including Quercus alba (white oak)
Life Cycle
Larvae are leaf miners.
See Also
There are many species that do not have photos available online.
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Braun, A.F. 1908. Revision of the North American species of the genus Lithocolletis Hübner. p. 338. (2)
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.Revision of the North American species of the genus Lithocolletis Hübner
Annette F. Braun. 1908. University of Cincinnati.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group