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Species Coleophora irroratella - Hodges#1309

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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 (Spatulate and Tubular Leaf Casebearers)
Species irroratella (Coleophora irroratella - Hodges#1309)
Hodges Number
1309
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleophora irroratella Walsingham, 1882
Size
Walsingham (1882) listed the wingspan 12-13 mm.
Identification
Walsingham (1882) original description:
"Palpi greyish fuscous, whitish on their inner sides, not tufted. Antennae with a slight tuft beneath the basal joint (which with the head is dirty whitish), the stem distinctly annulated with brown and white. Fore wings white, irrorated with deep brown scales, which form into groups constituting two spots, one on the middle of the wing, the other immediately above the anal angle. The brown scales sometimes form a slight streak about the middle of the fold, and are thickly collected also at the extreme apex of the wing. Cilia pale brownish grey. Hind wings and cilia pale brownish grey. Abdomen greyish. Legs slightly paler. Posterior tarsi very faintly annulated."
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (1)
Range
California and Nevada. (2)
Holotype from Mt. Shasta, California. (3)
Season
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the flight period from late July to August. (3)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the larvae feed on Crataegus species (hawthorn). (3)
The larvae create tubular leaf cases. (1)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 6, fig. 25; p. 76. (3)
Walsingham, L., 1882. North American Coleophorae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London, p. 434.