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Dogwood Caloptilia - Caloptilia belfragella TL: ~7 mm. Brown FW with elongated pale costal streak. Host: Dogwood. Status: Common<br />
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Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area.<br />
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2020(36) Caloptilia belfragella,Geotagged,Spring,United States,moth Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Dogwood Caloptilia - Caloptilia belfragella

TL: ~7 mm. Brown FW with elongated pale costal streak. Host: Dogwood. Status: Common

Attracted to a 395 nm LED light in a semi-rural area.

2020(36)

    comments (10)

  1. Love these weirdos. Posted one month ago
    1. Me too. It looks like they are doing yoga. Posted one month ago
      1. Or pushups. Posted one month ago
        1. Or, it's dry-humping my house. Posted one month ago
          1. You don't know that. You don't know its dry. Posted one month ago
            1. Oh. Eww. Posted one month ago
  2. When I grow up I want to be a propper moth. Posted one month ago
    1. Haha, indeed! Posted one month ago
  3. My name is Twiggy. Posted one month ago
    1. Lol, perfect! Posted one month ago

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''Caloptilia belfragella'' is a moth of the family Gracillariidae. It is known from Quebec and the United States .

The larvae feed on ''Rhus typhina'', ''Cornus'' species and ''Vaccinium'' species. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine starts as an underside tentiform mine that resembles the mine of ''Phyllonorycter'' species. Later instars roll an entire leaf evenly lengthwise, although some individuals do roll a transverse cone as is typical for the genus.

Similar species: Moths And Butterflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded May 28, 2020. Captured May 26, 2020 12:00 in 5 East St, New Milford, CT 06776, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/64s
  • ISO320
  • 100mm