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Pistol Casebearers

Coleophorinae, dorsal - Coleophora Pistol Casebearer caterpillar - Coleophora Coleophora, case - Coleophora Larvae - Coleophora moth - Coleophora querciella moth - Coleophora tiliaefoliella Casebearer Moth - Coleophora Pistol Casebearer - Coleophora
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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)