Coptodisca arbutiella

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Coptodisca arbutiella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Heliozelidae
Genus: Coptodisca
Species: C. arbutiella
Binomial name
Coptodisca arbutiella
Busck, 1904

The Madrone Shield Bearer (Coptodisca arbutiella) is a moth of the Heliozelidae family. It was described by Busck in 1904.[1] It is found from California[2] to British Columbia.

The larvae feed on Arbutus species. They mine the leaves of their host plant. The mine is blotch-like. Full-grown larvae cut out elliptical cases out of the upper and lower leaf surfaces, in which pupation takes place.[3]

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