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Coleophora

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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Coleophora
Higher classification  Coleophoridae
Order  Butterflies and moths
Family  Coleophoridae
Phylum  Arthropoda
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Coleophora laricella, Coleophora serratella, Coleophora deauratella, Coleophora millefolii, Coleophora hemerobiella

Coleophora is a very large genus of moths of the family Coleophoridae. It contains some 1,350 described species. The genus is represented on all continents, but the majority are found in the Nearctic and Palaearctic regions. Many authors have tried splitting the genus into numerous smaller ones, but most of these have not become widely accepted.

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As with most members of the family, the larvae initially feed on the seeds, flowers or leaves of the host plant, but when larger, they feed externally and construct distinctive protective silken cases, often incorporating plant material. Many species have specific host plants; discarded larval cases are often scattered thickly on affected plants.

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Coleophora Bestimmungshilfe des Lepiforums Coleophora Laricella
Coleophora Bestimmungshilfe des Lepiforums Coleophora Argentula
Coleophora Bestimmungshilfe des Lepiforums Coleophora Hemerobiella
Coleophora Coleophora deauratella Insecta Lepidoptera Coleophoridae

References

Coleophora Wikipedia


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