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Recent observations

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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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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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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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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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hfabian

Date

October 18, 2015

Description

Signs of damage.

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dwest

Date

September 13, 2015 12:41 PM PDT

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dominic

Date

September 27, 2015

Description

Almost every leaf was like this on the tree.

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sarahcarline

Date

September 10, 2015

Description

oaks littered with holes along peak

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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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