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Species Caloptilia ostryaeella - Hodges#0618

Leafminer - Caloptilia ostryaeella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Carpinus caroliniana D956 2018 1 - Caloptilia ostryaeella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Carpinus caroliniana D1109 2018 1 - Caloptilia ostryaeella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Carpinus caroliniana D1109 2018 3 - Caloptilia ostryaeella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Ostrya virginiana D1406 2019 5 - Caloptilia ostryaeella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Ostrya virginiana D1406 2019 6 - Caloptilia ostryaeella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Carpinus caroliniana D1461 Caloptilia 2019 2 - Caloptilia ostryaeella Lake Crabtree leaf miner on Carpinus caroliniana D1776 2019 1 - Caloptilia ostryaeella
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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 ostryaeella (Caloptilia ostryaeella - Hodges#0618)
Hodges Number
0618
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caloptilia ostryaeella (Chambers, 1878)
Gracilaria ostryaeella Chambers, 1878
Explanation of Names
Chambers (1877) mentions naming the species for their foodplant.
Size
Braun (1912) listed the wingspan of both forms.
Summer form 9.5-10 mm.
Autumn form 9.5-10.5 mm.
Identification
Chambers (1877) originally named the species from a mine and not an adult. Braun (1912) describes a summer and winter form of the adult.
Braun (1912) stated the summer form resembles a small specimen of C. superbifrontella.
Range
Scattered records throughout eastern North America. (1)
Season
The adults appear to be most common from May to October. (1)
Food
The larvae are leaf miners of Ostrya virginiana (Mill.) K. Koch (hornbeam).
Print References
Braun, A.F. 1912. Notes on Chambers' species of Tineina (Lepid.). Entomological News, 23: 167.
Chambers, V.T., 1877. Tineina. The Canadian Entomologist, 9: 127.
Chambers, V.T., 1878. Tineina and their food-plants. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 4: 121.