Coptotriche citrinipennella

230019.00 — 0126 — Coptotriche citrinipennella (Clemens, 1859)

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:
Castanea sp.

Quercus, Castanea

Life History



Several Fagaceae-feeding species of Coptotriche are externally identical; of these, only citrinipennella has been reared on Block Island.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Clemens, B., 1859. Contribution to American Lepidopterology. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 11: 326.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Species Page at BugGuide
  • Species Page at