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Species Coleophora glaucella - Hodges#1305

Moth for ID - Coleophora glaucella
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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)
Species glaucella (Coleophora glaucella - Hodges#1305)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleophora glaucella Walsingham, 1882
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet refers to the larval host species.
Coleophora has more than 158 species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing 5-6.5 mm. (2)
The original description of Coleophora glaucella Walsingham, is available online in the print references below.
British Columbia to southern California and Arizona. (3), (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Powell and Opler (2009) stated adults are most common during July and August. (2)
Moth Photographers Group has records from February to August. (1)
Larvae are leaf miners of Arctostaphylos spp. including: (2)
Arctostaphylos glauca Lindl. (bigberry manzanita).
Print References
Edwards, H. 1889. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. 35: 128.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 6.24, p. 76. (2)
Walsingham, L. 1882. North American Coleophorae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London. 433.