|Seed case bearer moth Coleophora trifolii|
The two families I mention here may or may not be pollinators; all we can say for certain is that they visit flowers. It would be nice to know more.
Among the casebearer moths there is a handful of species known as seed casebearers. As the name suggests, the caterpillars carry a case which serves as refuge. The seed casebearers feed on seeds, rather than other parts of the plants. The adults are silvery, with long antennae. When the wings are folded they are long and narrow, like little cigars. They can be seen at flowers of the daisy family. Not much else is known about their activities.
|© 2005 Lynette Schimming. Flower moth|
Moths as Pollinators
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