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March 10, 2014
Bug of the Day

Caloptilia packardella - Packard's Caloptilia (Gracillariidae):



Leaf blotch miner moth adults are distinctive for their upright, propped-up stance. The larvae make blotch mines in the leaves of various plants; Packard's Caloptilia is a miner in Sugar Maple leaves.

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References:

Beadle, D. & Leckie, S. (2012). Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. New York: Houghton Mifflin Publishing Co.

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