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Species Coleophora limosipennella - Hodges#1301.1

Coleophora limosipennella
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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 (Spatulate and Tubular Leaf Casebearers)
Species limosipennella (Coleophora limosipennella - Hodges#1301.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleophora limosipennella (Duponchel, 1843)
Ornix limosipennella Duponchel, [1843]
Phylogenetic sequence # 038400
Explanation of Names
Author: Duponchel, 1843
The genus Coleophora has more than 158 species in America, north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan about 10-13 mm. (Duponchel)
Oklahoma, eastward throughout the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada.
Native to Europe.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
The adults are most common from May to July. (1)
Larval hosts include:
Ulmus L. (elm).
Alnus Mill. (alder).
Betula L. (birch).
Introduced from Europe.
Larvae construct spatulate leaf cases. (2)
Jean-François Landry, a noted expert on Coleophora, says it is impossible to identify adults of this species without dissection or DNA barcoding.
Print References
Godart, M.J.B. 1832. Histoire Naturelle des Lépidoptères ou Papillons de France. p. 296.