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33a0186 – 0618   Caloptilia ostryaeella (Chambers, 1878)

Tom Murray
Field Marks:
Two forms described by Braun (1912), a "summer form" and an "autumn form". The autumn form is apparently also found in spring.
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Synonymy: Gracilaria ostryaeella Chambers, 1878
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Braun, A.F., 1912. Notes on Chambers' species of Tineina (Lepid.). Entomological News, 23(4): 167.
  • Chambers, V.T., 1877. Tineina. The Canadian Entomologist, 9: 127.
  • Chambers, V.T., 1878. Tineina and their food-plants. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, 4(4): 121.
  • Ely, C.R., 1915. New species of the genus Gracilaria and note on two species already described (Lepidoptera, Gracilariidae). Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, 3(5-7): 61.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Species Page at
Caloptilia ostryaeella
Summer form Charley Eiseman
Caloptilia ostryaeella
Autumn form - LG – Kyle Johnson
Caloptilia ostryaeella
LG – McGuire Center Coll.
Caloptilia ostryaeella
Summer form –

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