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Species Coleophora littorella - Hodges#1347

Coleophora littorella Coleophora littorella
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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 (Silk Casebearers)
Species littorella (Coleophora littorella - Hodges#1347)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleophora littorella McDunnough, 1940
Explanation of Names
Coleophora are so named because the larvae construct portable cases (from the Greek koleos meaning "sheath" and phor meaning "carry") (1)
There are more than 158 named species of Coleophora in America north of Mexico. (2)
Eastern North America. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection locations and dates.
Most records are from July and August. (2)
Larva feed on the seeds of pickleweed, Salicornia L. species. (3)
See Also
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Bucheli, S, J.F. Landry, and J. Wenzel. 2002. Larval Case Architecture and Implications of Host-Plant Associations for North American Coleophora (Lepidoptera; Coleophoridae)(3)