Coleophora monardella

Family Coleophoridae   Hodges # 1268

Caterpillar food:  leaves of Monarda

6/22/2019  Leaf mines on Monarda in a planted prairie – upper side of leaf.


6/22/2019  Underside of the leaf


6/22/2019  Case – This looks like the same kind of case the larva makes as protection while it feeds on the leaves.  But I wonder if this one is where it’s pupating, since it’s on the stem of the plant, not on a leaf or associated with a mine.

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