Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


Species Coleophora asterophagella - Hodges#1266

 Coleophora asterophagella - Hodges#1266 - Coleophora asterophagella Coleophora asterophagella - Hodges #1266 - Coleophora asterophagella Coleophora asterophagella 1266 - Coleophora asterophagella
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 (Annulate Casebearers)
Species asterophagella (Coleophora asterophagella - Hodges#1266)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleophora asterophagella McDunnough, 1944 (1), (2)
Explanation of Names
Species name, asterophagella, refers to the larvae feeding on Aster. (1)
There are at least 150 Coleophora species in America north of Mexico.(3)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Across Canada and the northern United States. (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults are most often reported from June to August. (5)
Larval host is Aster species. (1)
See Also
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Works Cited
1.Three Aster feeding Coleophorids and their allies. (Lepidoptera)
J. McDunnough. The Canadian Entomologist 76(5): 104-109.
2.James Halliday McDunnough (1877 -1962) A biographical obituary and bibliography
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1962. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 16(4): 209-228.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
5.North American Moth Photographers Group