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Species Coleophora benestrigatella - Hodges#1366

empty casebearer moth cases on mature fruits of great water dock (Rumex britannica) - Coleophora benestrigatella detached casebearer moth cases from mature fruits of great water dock (Rumex britannica) - Coleophora benestrigatella opened casebearer moth cases from mature fruits of great water dock (Rumex britannica) - Coleophora benestrigatella Rumex Coleophora ID Requests - Coleophora benestrigatella Rumex Coleophora ID Requests - Coleophora benestrigatella
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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)
Species benestrigatella (Coleophora benestrigatella - Hodges#1366)
Hodges Number
1366
Explanation of Names
Author: McDunnough, 1941
Remarks
Larvae live in trivalved tubular silk cases on Rumex, feeding on seeds.
The photos in this section were previously identified as Coleophora therinella based on (1), but are now tentatively identified as C. benestrigatella based on the following note from Jean-Fran├žois Landry (7/24/2017): "Several years ago I was responsible for introducing or mentioning (where, I cannot remember) the name therinella for a reared Rumex-feeding Coleophora from Ontario. Initially I thought that benestrigatella McDunnough was possibly synonymous with therinella. After barcoding though, the two appear to represent different species and there are, to date, no validated record of therinella in NA. I have not examined Rumex-feeding Coleophora from MA or MD so cannot pronounce on their identity. Genitalia examination is absolutely necessary, or barcoding (larvae would work). Pending that you should call it benestrigatella anyway."