Eriocraniella xanthocara

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Eriocraniella xanthocara
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Eriocraniidae
Genus: Eriocraniella
Species: E. xanthocara
Binomial name
Eriocraniella xanthocara
Davis, 1978

Eriocraniella xanthocara is a moth of the Eriocraniidae family. It was described by Davis in 1978.[1] It is found in California.[2]

The wingspan is 7–8 mm for males and 7.5-8.5 mm for females. The forewings are immaculate, dark fuscous with a prominent greenish blue iridescence. The hindwings are similar to the forewings in color though less lustrous and with more purplish iridescence. They are uniformly covered with relatively broad scales. Adults are on wing from early March to late April in one generation per year.

The larvae feed on Quercus agrifolia and Quercus wislizenii. They mine the leaves of their host plant. They have a brownish body and a uniformly light brown to stramineous head

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