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Species Caloptilia hypericella - Hodges#0608

Caloptilia hypericella leaf miner on Hypericum - Caloptilia hypericella leaf minerX on Hypericum - Caloptilia hypericella Durham Glennstone preserve leaf miner on Hypericum crux-andrae D306 Caloptillia maybe 2016 1 - Caloptilia hypericella St. Andrews leaf miner on Hypericum hypericoides SA538 2016 1 - Caloptilia hypericella Caloptilia hypericella - male Caloptilia sp. - Caloptilia hypericella - male Caloptilia hypericella - male
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Classification
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 hypericella (Caloptilia hypericella - Hodges#0608)
Hodges Number
0608
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caloptilia hypericella (Braun, 1918)
Gracilaria hypericella Braun 1918 (1)
Numbers
There are more than 63 species of the genus Caloptilia in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Braun (1918) listed a wingspan of 8.5-10 mm. (1)
Identification
Braun (1918) description of the adult and immature stages in the print references.
Range
Eastern North America. (2)
Season
The peak flight period is April to October. (2)
Food
The larvae are leaf miners of the following species of Hypericum. (3), (1)
H. cistifolium Lam. (roundpod St. Johnswort).
H. punctatum Lam. (spotted St. Johnswort).
H. sphaerocarpum Michx. (roundseed St. Johnswort).
Print References
Braun, A.F., 1918. New Species of Microlepidoptera. The Canadaian Entomologist, 50(7): 235.(1)
Works Cited
1.New species of Microlepidoptera
Annette F. Braun. 1918. The Canadian Entomologist, 50(7): 229-236.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems