Species Details

Caloptilia stigmatella

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SeasonalityUnknown for Canada, assumed to be active all summer, moths emerge in mid summer and go through an aestivation to become active in the fall. Adults overwinter and mate in the early spring. IdentificationSmall moth (14mm wingspan) with dark brown background on wings and body. Flecks on wings are black and white, large white triangle on leading edge of forewing. Hindwings have dark brown fringes. Face is paler than body (Forbes, 1923). Antennae are filiform and as long as body. The abdomen on the pupa is covered with spines. Spines are concentrated at segment 8 (Patocka and Zach, 1995).

Scientific Name Caloptilia stigmatella Habitat Edges of forests, clearings and along rivers or lakes (Patocka and Zach, 1995). Seasonality Unknown for Canada, assumed to be active all summer, moths emerge in mid summer and go through an aestivation to become active in the fall. Adults overwinter and mate in the early spring. Identification
Small moth (14mm wingspan) with dark brown background on wings and body. Flecks on wings are black and white, large white triangle on leading edge of forewing. Hindwings have dark brown fringes. Face is paler than…
Small moth (14mm wingspan) with dark brown background on wings and body. Flecks on wings are black and white, large white triangle on leading edge of forewing. Hindwings have dark brown fringes. Face is paler than body (Forbes, 1923). Antennae are filiform and as long as body. The abdomen on the pupa is covered with spines. Spines are concentrated at segment 8 (Patocka and Zach, 1995).
Life History
Leaf miner of deciduous trees common in aspen stands. First instars make a shallow, silvery mine. At least two cones are constructed before pupation, usually on the underside of leaf (Patocka and Zach, 1995). …
Leaf miner of deciduous trees common in aspen stands. First instars make a shallow, silvery mine. At least two cones are constructed before pupation, usually on the underside of leaf (Patocka and Zach, 1995). Cocoon is made on the underside of a leaf and emerge in July (Forbes, 1923). Two generations within one year, overwinter as an adult (Patocka and Zach, 1995). Adults emerge in early spring to mate.
Conservation No data for Alberta. Diet Info Populus spp., Salix spp., and Myrica gale (Patocka and Zach, 1995). Alberta specimens found on willow. Range Not well documented, specimens found in northern Alberta and the foothills. Common in Europe and eastern North America (Forbes, 1923).

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"Caloptilia stigmatella, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-5413. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Gracillarioidea Family Gracillariidae Subfamily Gracillariinae Genus Caloptilia Species Caloptilia stigmatella
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum