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Seed Casebearers

Metallic Coleophora Moth - Coleophora mayrella Coleophora mayrella - Metallic Coleophora Moth 1387 - Coleophora mayrella casebearer - Coleophora Coleophora Casebearer Moths - Coleophora Metallic Coleophora, 1387 - Coleophora deauratella Coleophora deauratella - Ontario - Coleophora deauratella Coleophora mayrella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Gelechioidea (Twirler Moths and kin)
Family Coleophoridae (Casebearer Moths)
Subfamily Coleophorinae
Genus Coleophora
No Taxon Seed Casebearers
At least 7 species. (1)
Seeds of plants in the pea family (Fabaceae) and rush family (Juncaceae). (1)
In this group, the larva's initial case is a floret or seed capsule of the host plant. This case is enlarged as the larva grows. (1)
Print References
Landry, Jean-Fran├žois and Barry Wright. 1993. Systematics of the Nearctic species of metallic-green Coleophora (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae). The Canadian Entomologist 125(3):549-618.