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Species Coleophora spinella - Apple & Plum Casebearer Moth - Hodges#1398.9

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Classification
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 (Composite Leaf Casebearers)
Species spinella (Apple & Plum Casebearer Moth - Hodges#1398.9)
Hodges Number
1398.9
Explanation of Names
Author: Schrank, 1802
Identification
It can only be definitely separated as an adult by reference to the genitalia, from the very similar C. coracipennella and C. prunifoliae
Range
West coast and northeastern North America; Europe
Remarks
Probably introduced from Europe