Butterflies and Moths of North America

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  Sighting 1145562

Azalea Leafminer
Caloptilia azaleella

Observation date: October 09, 2017
Submitted by: edenny
Specimen type: Photograph
Observation notes: Miniscule (about 1/8 inch), habitually holds head end up at a sharp angle. Color is dusky brown/gray with yellowish underbelly. We have a lot of azaleas and they have been showing the characteristic damage attributable to caloptilia azaleella, if it is this one
Status: Resident
Verified by: rogerdowner
Verified date: October 10, 2017
Coordinator notes: None.