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Silk Casebearers

Coleophora quadruplex Streaked Coleophora - Coleophora cratipennella Coleophora glaucicolella  Casebearer Moth - Coleophora quadruplex - female Coleophora cratipennella Lake Crabtree Coleophora maybe on Asimina parviflora D1093 2018 1 - Coleophora Pennsylvania Moth - Coleophora borea Moth - Coleophora xyridella
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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.