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


Las Descargues, 27 June 2008
Coleophora albicosta Adult


© Robin Howard

Coleophora albicosta (Haworth, 1828)

Wingspan: 12-15mm

A univoltine species flying throughout May and June when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues and the woodland margins of the gorge. A species found wherever gorse grows.

Larvae and eggs are found on Ulex europaeus, Genista etc., with pupation possibly taking place in the dead flowers heads.