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Coleophora, amaranth - Coleophora lineapulvella

Coleophora, amaranth - Coleophora lineapulvella
Meadow Farm, Winneshiek County, Iowa, USA
September 23, 2016
A number of these larvae were found feeding in the seedheads of amaranth (Amaranthus sp.).

Looks like there is at least one Coleophora on amaranth; perhaps this is that one? Are there others that feed on amaranth, or any generalist Coleophora?

Rearing in progress

Another individual from the same seedhead:

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Coleophora, amaranth - Coleophora lineapulvella Coleophora, amaranth - Coleophora lineapulvella

Moved
Moved from Coleophora.

Coleophora lineapulvella appears to be the only species with amaranth as a published host, and the moths I reared from amaranth in my garden (from larvae/cases like yours) do resemble the ones identified as this species on BugGuide.

 
Excellent
Thank you

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