Casebearer Moth
Coleophoridae

casebearer moth

Coleophoridae
This is a little Casebearer Moth, of which there are 275 species (according to Bugguide.net), was on my front
porch in Taylorsville, Utah.  These moths get their names from the mobile homes (cases) the larvae build
around themselves made of  plant material and other junk.  Quite a clever disguise.  Here's a really good
example on Bugguide.  © Carol Davis, 7-6-09

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