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Spatulate and Tubular Leaf Casebearers

Coleophora cornella - Hodges#1297 - Coleophora cornella Moth - Coleophora ColeophoridaeX on Dogwood - Coleophora cornella Coleophora rosacella spatulate leaf casebearer - Coleophora Colephora - Coleophora Larch Casebearer - Coleophora laricella C. spinella ex Malus sp. - Coleophora spinella
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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 Spatulate and Tubular Leaf Casebearers
Numbers
At least 5 species construct tubular leaf cases, and at least 16 species construct spatulate leaf cases. (1)
Food
Leaves of woody plants. (1)
Remarks
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).