Coleophora juncicolella

Coleophora juncicolella

Coleophora juncicolella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Coleophoridae
Genus: Coleophora
Species: C. juncicolella
Binomial name
Coleophora juncicolella
Stainton, 1851

Coleophora juncicolella is a moth of the Coleophoridae family. It is found from Fennoscandia to the Mediterranean Sea and from Ireland to Poland and Hungary.

The wingspan is 6-8 mm. Adults are grey-white. They are on wing from late June to July in western Europe.

The larvae feed on Calluna vulgaris and Erica cinerea. They create a small light brown lobe case with a mouth angle of about 40° and a length of about 4 mm. The case is composed of 8-10 small leaf fragments. Full-grown larvae can be found from March to May.


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