Coleophora multipulvella

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Coleophora multipulvella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Coleophoridae
Genus: Coleophora
Species: C. multipulvella
Binomial name
Coleophora multipulvella
Chambers, 1878[1]
  • Coleophora malivorella Riley, 1878
  • Coleophora cinerella Chambers, 1878
  • Coleophora castipennella Walsingham, 1882
  • Coleophora atlantica Heinrich, 1920

The pistol casebearer (Coleophora multipulvella) is a moth of the Coleophoridae family. It is found in North America, from Virginia to Kansas and northward to Canada. It is also known from California and Utah.

The larvae feed on buds and leaves of apple, cherry, pear, plum and quince. They create a somewhat pistol-shaped case.