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Pistol Casebearers

Pistol Casebearer larva? - Coleophora beetle maybe? - Coleophora Coleophora tiliaefoliella larva - Coleophora Coleophora atromarginata - Coleophora querciella Pistol Casebearer Moth - Coleophora discostriata Casebearing moth - Coleophora querciella Coleophora - male
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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 Pistol Casebearers
At least 9 species. (1)
Leaves of woody plants, except for an undescribed species that feeds on vetch (Vicia). (1)
Larvae live in cases made of leaf pieces reinforced with silk, with a pure silk portion added to the anterior end at an angle to the rest of the case. The case is not decorated or camouflaged. (1)