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23a0025 – 0140   Coptotriche castaneaeella (Chambers, 1875)

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Larva and
Host Plants:
Leaf-miner of American chestnut (Castanea dentata).
Similar Species:
  • Coptotriche zelleriella (Clemens, 1859) is smaller.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Tischeria castaneaeella Chambers, 1875
Tischeria castanella Walsingham, 1891
Tischeria cinereotunicella Braun, 1927
Tischeria cinerotunicella Braun, 1972
Taxonomic Notes: Coptotriche castaneaeella: Formerly placed in the genus Tischeria.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Chambers, V.T., 1875. Tineina of the Central United States. Cincinnati Quarterly Journal of Science, 2(2): 111.
  • 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
Coptotriche castaneaeella

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