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Species Coleophora texanella - Hodges#1336

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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 texanella (Coleophora texanella - Hodges#1336)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleophora texanella Chambers, 1878
Chambers (1878) listed a wingspan of about 11.5 mm.
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (1)
Metzler & Zebold (1995) reported the range to include Massachusetts to Florida, west to North Dakota; California.
The larvae feed on the seeds of Portulaca species.
Print References
Chambers, V.T., 1878. Descriptions of new Tineina from Texas , and others from more northerly localities. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey, 4: 93.
Metzler, E.H. & R.A. Zebold, 1995. Twenty-eight Species of Moths. New to Ohio from Huffman Prairie, Greene. County (Lepidoptera). Ohio Journal of Science, 3: 240-242. (PDF)