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Seed Casebearers

Is this a moth? - Coleophora mayrella Coleophora moth - Coleophora Metallic Coleophora - Coleophora mayrella Coleophora ? - Coleophora mayrella Coleophora deauratella Coleophora deauratella  Coleophora mayrella - Coleophora Coleophora mayrella - Coleophora trifolii
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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 Seed Casebearers
Numbers
At least 7 species. (1)
Food
Seeds of plants in the pea family (Fabaceae) and rush family (Juncaceae). (1)
Remarks
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.