Coleophora trifolii – Large Clover Casebearer

Family Coleophoridae   Hodges # 1388

Caterpillar foods:  Sweet Clovers  (Melilotus sp.)  (Bugguide)

This moth is not native to North America.  There are several other similar species, both native and introduced.  The distinguishing feature on this species is that its postocular scales – the scales right behind the eye – are yellow.  (Bugguide)





7/8/2017  detail showing yellow postocular scales

on Bugguide