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Pistol Casebearers

American Pistol Casebearer - Coleophora atromarginata 1261  - Coleophora querciella Coleophora discostriata Coleophora tiliaefoliella Possible Coleophora tiliaefoliella 1256 - Coleophora Moth - Coleophora Coleophora tiliaefoliella Pistol Casebearer - Coleophora
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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 Pistol Casebearers
Numbers
At least 9 species. (1)
Food
Leaves of woody plants, except for an undescribed species that feeds on vetch (Vicia). (1)
Remarks
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)