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Spatulate and Tubular Leaf Casebearers

Pupal cases? - Coleophora serratella Moth - Coleophora Coleophora limosipennella? - Coleophora Coleophoridae (apple), adult - Coleophora spinella Coleophora cornella - Hodges#1297 - Coleophora cornella Coleophora from Cornus drummondii - Coleophora cornella Growth or egg on my crabapple tree - Coleophora Coleophora sp. - 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 Spatulate and Tubular Leaf Casebearers
At least 5 species construct tubular leaf cases, and at least 16 species construct spatulate leaf cases. (1)
Leaves of woody plants. (1)
Larvae construct cases using cut-outs of epidermal layers from leaves they have mined, reinforced with silk (1). When a case is outgrown, it is discarded and a whole new case is constructed (2).