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Caloptilia fraxinella

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gracillariidae
Scientific name  Caloptilia fraxinella
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Caloptilia
Rank  Species
Similar  Caloptilia, Marmara, Bucculatrix ainsliella, Bucculatrix canadensisella, Caloptilia stigmatella

The ash leaf cone roller moth (Caloptilia fraxinella) is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is known from Canada (Qu├ębec, Alberta, Ontario and Saskatchewan) and the United States (Michigan, Vermont, Ohio, Connecticut, New York and Maine).

It is considered a significant pest of horticultural ash.

The larvae feed on Fraxinus species (including Fraxinus americana, Fraxinus mandshurica, Fraxinus nigra and Fraxinus pennsylvanica) and Ligustrum species. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The larvae form a typical leaf cone. The species is atypical for the Caloptilia genus in that the larva pupates within the leaf cone, in a suspended silken cocoon. The species overwinters as an adult.

References

Caloptilia fraxinella Wikipedia


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