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Species Caloptilia glutinella - Hodges#0607

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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 glutinella (Caloptilia glutinella - Hodges#0607)
Hodges Number
0607
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caloptilia glutinella (Ely, 1915)
Gracilaria glutinella Ely, 1915
Explanation of Names
Species named for the host plant Alnus glutinosa.
Numbers
There are more than 63 species of the genus Caloptilia in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Ely (1915) listed a wingspan of 12-13 mm.
Identification
Ely (1915) description "Face yellow; head and thorax reddish bronze; labial and maxillary palpi straw color, the labial palpi shaded with dark brown just before apex, darker outwardly. Antennae brown annulate with yellowish at the joints of segments. Abdomen pale yellow gray above, pale yellow below. Front and middle legs with white tarsi very faintly touched with a few dark scales at the joints, tibiae and femora reddish bronze; hind legs with tarsi and tibiae pale yellowish gray, the tibiae shaded with brown near the tarsal joint, femora and coxae pale yellow at their juncture, elsewhere reddish bronze. Fore wings reddish bronze with some straw colored scales most abundant toward the apex, along the costa; a shining golden triangle on the costal margin reaching from the basal fourth to just beyond the middle of the costa, the apex extending to the fold where it is somewhat truncated; two dark lines in the cilia around the apex; the rest of cilia gray. Hind wings dark gray; cilia paler."
Range
Holotype ♀ collected 3 July 1912 from East River, Connecticut, United States by Charles R. Ely, #19327 in USNM.
Season
The main flight period appears to be July and August based on the few records located. (2)
Food
The known host plant is Alnus glutinosa (L.) Gaertn. (European alder).
See Also
Caloptilia coroniella
Print References
Ely, C.R., 1915. New species of the genus Gracilaria and notes on two species already described. Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus. 3(5-7): 55.
Internet References
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.North American Moth Photographers Group