Coleophora pruniella

Summary

The cherry casebearer moth (Coleophora pruniella) is a moth of the family Coleophoridae. It is found in North America, including New York, Oklahoma, Utah, Ontario and British Columbia.

Coleophora pruniella
Coleophora pruniella – Cherry Casebearer Moth possible Ken says Coleophora species (14275888807).jpg
Coleophora pruniella – Cherry Casebearer Moth possible Ken says Coleophora species (14275700219).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Coleophoridae
Genus: Coleophora
Species:
C. pruniella
Binomial name
Coleophora pruniella
Clemens, 1861[1]
Synonyms
  • Coleophora nigralineella Chambers, 1876
  • Coleophora ochrella Chambers, 1878
  • Coleophora volckei Volck, 1917
  • Coleophora volckei Heinrich, 1918
  • Coleophora piperata Braun, 1925
  • Coleophora innotabilis Braun, 1927

The wingspan is about 11 mm.

The larvae feed on the leaves of Prunus, Rosa, Amelanchier, Betula, Alnus, Juglans, Myrica, Comptonia, Salix, Populus and Fraxinus species. They create a composite leaf case. The silken case is tubular at first. Young larvae overwinter in this case. In spring, the case is attached to a larger, irregularly oval section formed by cutting out a portion of the mine, and the early section is discarded.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ mothphotographersgroup
  2. ^ Bug Guide