A small group of moths, structurally similar to members of the family Yponomeutidae but with stiff bristles on the hind tibiae and hind tarsi (Fig. 118). The larvae feed mainly on Umbelliferae, at first mining the leaves but later inhabiting webs.
EXAMPLE: Epermenia aequidentellus (a leaf miner on carrot).
^ point of attachement to substratum point of attachement to substratum
Fig. 120 Pistol-shaped habitation (case) of a casebearer larva. Coleophora anatipennella - family Coleophoridae (x6).
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