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Metallic Coleophora - Coleophora mayrella

Metallic Coleophora - Coleophora mayrella
Petersham, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
June 23, 2005
Size: 6mm
ID'd on MPG site.

This is a casebearer moth, probably in the genus Coleophora. I can't get it any further than that. This group in general hold their antennae forward, have narrow bodies, and have fringes at the ends of the wings.

I have since located the key
I have since located the key to this group of Coleophora, and whoever determined this as mayrella is correct. It seems mayrella is what has been identified as spissicornis in the past. Either misidentified, or more likely it is synonymous with mayrella. Hodges# 1388.2

Thanks Dennis, I know these small moths are difficult to ID, so getting it to genus is great.

It looks like
the one that I found recently and that hasn't been ID'ed yet .
Mine seems to have longer and thiner antennae, sex difference?

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