Coleophora auricella - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth


Las Descargues, 3 June 2010
Coleophora auricella Adult


© Robin Howard

Coleophora auricella (Fabricius, 1794)

Wingspan: 23-25mm

A univoltine species on the wing here at Las Descargues from May to early July when it is an occasional visitor to light. A species of the unmanaged meadows of the ridge.

The larva feeds on Stachys erecta, Teucrium, Betonica officinalis.