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33a0210 – 0641   Caloptilia superbifrontella (Clemens, 1860)

Tom Murray
Larva and
Host Plants:
Hamamelis sp. (Witch-hazel).
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Gracilaria superbifrontella Clemens, 1860
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American lepidopterology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 12: 6.
  • 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 superbifrontella
Jerry Armstrong
Caloptilia superbifrontella
Tom Murray
Caloptilia superbifrontella
11mm – Jim Vargo
Caloptilia superbifrontella
LG – McGuire Center Coll.
Caloptilia superbifrontella

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