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


Las Descargues, 14 June 2008
Coleophora albella Adult


© Robin Howard

Coleophora albella (Thunberg, 1788)

Wingspan: 16-18mm

A univoltine species on the wing throughout May and June when it is an infrequent visitor to light. Recorded from Las Descargues and from the Bave Valley and Ladirat. A species of wooded river valleys.

Larvae feed on the seed capsules of Lychnis flos-cuculi, L. viscaria, Silene vulgaris, S. nutans. Pupation has not been observed but is known to be away from the foodplant.