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Seed Casebearers

Moth - Coleophora mayrella Coleophora mayrella - Metallic Coleophora Moth 1387 - Coleophora mayrella Coleophora deauratella - Seed Casebearer 1398.2 - Coleophora deauratella Casebearer Moth - Coleophora Metallic Case Bearer (Coleophora mayrella)? - Coleophora trifolii Moth - Coleophora Coleophora quadrilineella - male Large Clover Casebearer Moth - Coleophora trifolii
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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 Seed Casebearers
At least 7 species. (1)
Seeds of plants in the pea family (Fabaceae) and rush family (Juncaceae). (1)
In this group, the larva's initial case is a floret or seed capsule of the host plant. This case is enlarged as the larva grows. (1)
Print References
Landry, Jean-Fran├žois and Barry Wright. 1993. Systematics of the Nearctic species of metallic-green Coleophora (Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae). The Canadian Entomologist 125(3):549-618.