Aspen (or Poplar) Leaf-miner Moth larva - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Phyllocnistis
Species: Populiella
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Leaf-miner Moths
Page Last Updated: November 21 2018
27 species
The Leaf-miner moth larva feeds between the epidermal
layers of the aspen (or poplar) leaf
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Aspen (or Poplar) Leaf-miner Moth larva (centre of aspen leaf) - approx. 1 cm - Beaver Creek (Richmond Hill) - May 2009
Caloptilia bimaculatella - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Caloptilia
Species: Bimaculatella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Caloptilia bimaculatella - approx. 7 mm - High Park - June 2018
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Cremastobombycia
Species: Solidaginis
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Goldenrod Leaf Miner Moth - approx. 5 mm - High Park - July 2018
Goldenrod Leaf Miner Moth - approx. 5 mm
Cherry Leaf Cone Roller - approx. 8 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Caloptilia
Species: Serotinella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Cherry Leaf Cone Roller - approx. 8 mm - High Park - July 2016
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Parornix
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Parornix species - approx. 5 mm - High Park - August 2018
Parornix  species - approx. 5 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Leucospilapteryx
Species: Venustella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Leucospilapteryx venustella - approx. 5 mm - High Park - August 2017
Leucospilapteryx venustella - approx. 5 mm
Sumac Leafblotch Miner - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Caloptilia
Species: Rhoifoliella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Sumac Leafblotch Miner - approx. 7 mm - Thorncliffe Park - July 2014
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Cameraria
Species: Quercivorella?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Cameraria species - approx. 5 mm - High Park - August 2016
Cameraria  species - approx. 5 mm
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Bucculatricidae (Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths)
Genus: Bucculatrix
Species: Cuneigera?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Bucculatrix species - approx. 5 mm - High Park - June 2017
Bucculatrix  species - approx. 5 mm
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Tischeriidae (Trumpet Leafminer Moths)
Genus: Coptotriche
Species: Citrinipennella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Coptotriche citrinipennella - approx. 5 mm - High Park - July 2018
Coptotriche citrinipennella - approx. 5 mm
Superfamily: Tischerioidea (Trumpet Leafminer Moths)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Nepticulidae
Genus: Etainia (also Ectoedemia)
Species: Sericopeza
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Norway Maple Seedminer - approx. 4 mm - High Park - September 2017
Norway Maple Seedminer - approx. 4 mm
Superfamily: Nepticuloidea (Pygmy Leafmining Moths)
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Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Nepticulidae
Genus: Stigmella
Species: Prunifoliella?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Stigmella species - approx. 2 mm - High Park - July 2017
Stigmella species - approx. 2 mm
Superfamily: Nepticuloidea (Pygmy Leafmining Moths)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Bucculatricidae (Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths)
Genus: Bucculatrix
Species: Montana?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Bucculatrix species - approx. 7 mm - High Park - July 2018
Bucculatrix  species - approx. 7 mm
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Bucculatricidae (Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths)
Genus: Bucculatrix
Species: Coronatella?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Bucculatrix species - approx. 3 mm - High Park - July 2018
Bucculatrix  species - approx. 3 mm
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Bucculatrix species are difficult to id visually beyond genus
Bucculatrix species are difficult to id visually beyond genus
Bucculatrix species are difficult to id visually beyond genus
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Bucculatricidae (Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths)
Genus: Bucculatrix
Species: Ainsliella?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Bucculatrix species - approx. 3 mm - High Park - July 2018
Bucculatrix  species - approx. 3 mm
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Bucculatrix species are difficult to id visually beyond genus
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Bucculatricidae (Ribbed Cocoon-maker Moths)
Genus: Parectopa
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Parectopa species - approx. 5 mm - High Park - July 2018
Parectopa species - approx. 5 mm
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
More Parectopa Moths
Updated November 5 2018
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Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Tischeriidae (Trumpet Leafminer Moths)
Genus: Coptotriche
Species: Purinosella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Coptotriche purinosella - approx. 3 mm - High Park - July 2018
Coptotriche purinosella - approx. 3 mm
Superfamily: Tischerioidea (Trumpet Leafminer Moths)
More Coptotriche citrinipennella Moths
Updated November 5 2018
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Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Marmara
Species: Fasciella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
White Pine Barkminer Moth - approx. 4 mm - High Park - August 2018
White Pine Barkminer Moth - approx. 4 mm
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
More Aspen Leafminer Moths
Updated November 20 2018
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Caloptilia violacella - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Caloptilia
Species: Violacella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Caloptilia violacella - approx. 7 mm - High Park - July 2018
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Also known as Tick-trefoil Caloptilia
Boxelder Leafroller - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Caloptilia
Species: Negundella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Boxelder Leafroller - approx. 7 mm - High Park - August 2017
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
More Boxelder Leafroller Moths
Updated November 20 2018
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Walnut Caloptilia - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Caloptilia
Species: Blandella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Walnut Caloptilia - approx. 7 mm - High Park - August 2017
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Caloptilia stigmatella - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Caloptilia
Species: Stigmatella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Caloptilia stigmatella - approx. 7 mm - High Park - July 2018
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Also known as Poplar Caloptilia
Ash Leaf Cone Roller - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Caloptilia
Species: Fraxinella
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Ash Leaf Cone Roller - approx. 7 mm - High Park - September 2017
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
More Ash Leaf Cone Roller Moths
Updated November 20 2018
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Caloptilia species - approx. 7 mm - High Park - August 2018
Caloptilia species - approx. 7 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Caloptilia
Species: Cuculipennella?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Possibly C. fraxinella (same as above)?
Caloptilia species - approx. 1 cm - High Park - May 2018
Caloptilia species - approx. 1 cm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Caloptilia
Species: Invariabilis? Alnivorella?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Also known as Maple Caloptilia
Phyllocnistis species - approx. 3 mm
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Phyllocnistis
Species: ?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Phyllocnistis species - approx. 3 mm - High Park - September 2017
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Phyllonorycter
Species: Tritaenianella?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Phyllonorycter species - approx. 5 mm - High Park - May 2018
Phyllonorycter species - approx. 5 mm
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Order: Lepidoptera (Butterflies & Moths)
Family: Gracillariidae (Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)
Genus: Phyllonorycter
Species: Propinquinella?
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Cherry Blotch Miner? - approx. 3 mm - High Park - August 2018
Cherry Blotch Miner? - approx. 3 mm
Superfamily: Gracillarioidea (Ribbed Cocoon-maker and
Leaf Blotch Miner Moths)