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What

Shield Bearer Moths Family Heliozelidae

Observer

butterfly4

Date

June 30, 2001

Description

This is an observation from Brian Patrick's moth and butterfly field notes.

Date: 30 June to 4 July 2001 Day?

Trip name: Auckland NZ Entomological Conference Unitech

Site name: Matuku Reserve, Waitakere Ranges (F&B Reserve & ARC visitor centre. Saw 2 Dracophyllum, C. buddleoides, P. longifolia, Persoonia toru, Nestegis, Kauri, Nikau, Parsonsia.)
Coordinate source: NZMS260

Species observed: Heliozid (miner in Kanuka) mine

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Observer

kueda

Date

August 20, 2016 03:41 PM PDT

Description

Cool, tiny moth doing a little tail-chasing dance on a valley oak leaf. Saw one more, also on valley oak, but there was plenty of coast live oak nearby, which is supposed to be the larval host.

Original description by Opler is at http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/41066596, but the only additional ecological info is that it forms leaf mines in Q. agrifolia and Q. wislezenii. Extensive discussion and pics of larvae can be found at http://bugguide.net/node/view/384085

Timing is kind of weird. According to Powell & Opler and the MPG charts this should be a spring species.

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Observer

jaykeller

Date

May 8, 2016 11:07 AM PDT

Description

The leaf miner holes, vs. the Cottonwood leaf itself...

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fmgee

Date

July 9, 2014 08:21 PM PDT

Place

Lantzville (Google, OSM)

Description

Found mating on Arbutus tree

http://bugguide.net/node/view/954140

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Observer

stephen_thorpe

Date

March 20, 2016

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus.

Habitat: Beaten from Kunzea.

Identification: Heliozela cf. catoptrias Meyrick, 1897.

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entomo-logic

Date

February 26, 2016

Description

4mm in length common near Hackberry, Celtis ehrenbergiana.

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alice_abela

Date

June 27, 2015 05:06 PM PDT

Description

Shield Bearer Moth (Coptodisca sp.) on arroyo willow (Salix lasiolepis)

Oso Flaco Dunes, San Luis Obispo County, California

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What

Shield Bearer Moths Family Heliozelidae

Observer

tiskolin

Date

December 28, 2015

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stephen_thorpe

Date

December 19, 2015

Description

Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Parnell, Auckland Domain, George St boundary, opposite Morgan St.

Habitat: Pinus pinea. Probably incidental.

Identification: Heliozela cf. catoptrias Meyrick, 1897. Male.

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What

Shield Bearer Moths Family Heliozelidae

Observer

tony_wills

Date

October 31, 2015 06:27 PM NZDT

Description

Caterpillar making tracks through a leaf.

The last photo is my little finger next to it for scale.

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What

Shield Bearer Moths Family Heliozelidae

Observer

hfabian

Date

October 18, 2015

Description

Signs of damage.

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What

Shield Bearer Moths Family Heliozelidae

Observer

dwest

Date

September 13, 2015 12:41 PM PDT
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Description from Wikipedia

A family of primitive monotrysian moths in the order Lepidoptera, Heliozelidae are small, metallic day-flying moths with shiny smooth heads. In Europe the small adult moths (genera Antispila and Heliozela) are seldom noticed as they fly quite early in the Spring. The larvae are leaf miners and the vacated leaf mines are distinctive because the larva leaves a large hole at the end.

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