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Silk Casebearers

Coleophora quadruplex 2135b Coleophora glaucicolella 1378 - Coleophora glaucicolella Coleophora cratipennella Coleophora glaucicolella - Silk Casebearer 1378 - Coleophora glaucicolella Coleophora Silk Casebearer - Coleophora Leaf miner, Jacob's ladder - Coleophora polemoniella Coleophora cratipennella Coleophora duplicis complex, larva, ventral - 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 Silk Casebearers
Numbers
At least 7 species make bivalved silk cases and at least 54 species make trivalved silk cases. (1)
Food
Leaves or seeds of herbaceous plants. (1)
Remarks
Larvae construct cases made of silk, which may or may not be decorated with seed pappus, sand, etc. This group is paraphyletic and basal with respect to all other Coleophora species except the seed casebearers. (1)
This group is divided into two groups, those with bivalved larval cases and those with trivalved.