Species Details

Caloptilia negundella

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Common NameBoxelder Leafroller SeasonalityEmerge as adults in July and August from eggs, overwinter from October to April. IdentificationSmall moth (13mm wingspan). Base colour on the wings is brown with gold and greenish scales. Yellow spots are found on the apex of fore wing, apically to the irregularly large costal patch. Three black stripes of scales on the fringes of hindwing. Brown body and greenish head. The brown antennae are filliform and extend past the body (Forbes, 1923).

Scientific Name Caloptilia negundella Common Name Boxelder Leafroller Habitat Parkland and praries. Seasonality Emerge as adults in July and August from eggs, overwinter from October to April. Identification
Small moth (13mm wingspan). Base colour on the wings is brown with gold and greenish scales. Yellow spots are found on the apex of fore wing, apically to the irregularly large costal patch. Three black stripes of…
Small moth (13mm wingspan). Base colour on the wings is brown with gold and greenish scales. Yellow spots are found on the apex of fore wing, apically to the irregularly large costal patch. Three black stripes of scales on the fringes of hindwing. Brown body and greenish head. The brown antennae are filliform and extend past the body (Forbes, 1923).
Life History
Leaf miner of the box elder tree. First instars make a narrow, linear mine along the underside of the leaflet. The mine crosses to the upper side to form a white spot until emerging. Final instars form a cone from…
Leaf miner of the box elder tree. First instars make a narrow, linear mine along the underside of the leaflet. The mine crosses to the upper side to form a white spot until emerging. Final instars form a cone from the distal portion of the leaf and pupate inside (Forbes, 1923). Adults emerge in July and August and are active until winter. Overwinter until spring to mate (Fauske, 2004).
Conservation No data for Alberta. Diet Info Specimens in Alberta were found on Manitoba maple, Acer negundo. Range Occurs throughout western North America, many specimens found in central Alberta.

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"Species Details - Caloptilia negundella, University of Alberta E.H. Strickland Entomological Museum." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/2-5414. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Lepidoptera Suborder Ditrysia Superfamily Gracillarioidea Family Gracillariidae Subfamily Gracillariinae Genus Caloptilia Species Caloptilia negundella
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