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Species Caloptilia acerifoliella - Hodges#0584

Caloptilia sp - Caloptilia acerifoliella - male Caloptilia sp - Caloptilia acerifoliella - male Caloptilia sp - dorsal - Caloptilia acerifoliella - male Caloptilia sp - ventral - Caloptilia acerifoliella - male
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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
Species acerifoliella (Caloptilia acerifoliella - Hodges#0584)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caloptilia acerifoliella (Chambers, 1875)
Gracilaria acerifoliella Chambers, 1875
Explanation of Names
Specific name "acerifoliella" for the larval host of maple foliage.(1)
Forewing length 5-7.5 mm.(2)
Original description is online as Gracilaria acerifoliella Chambers. (299)
Widespread from California and New Mexico to Washington. (3)
Most records are from May through September. (3)
Larval host is Acer Aceraceae (maple).(2)
Several populations in Oregon and California may prove to be a new species.(2)
Print References
Chamber, 1877. The Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science. vol. 2. p. (299)
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 3.1; p. 53.(2)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group