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


Las Descargues, 26 June 2012
Coleophora betulella Adult


© Robin Howard

Coleophora betulella (Heinemann, 1876)

Wingspan: 10-15mm

A univoltine species with two distinct forms, one whitish with yellow/ochreous specks the other with ochreous stripes. Flying in June and July it is a species of heath habitats wherever its foodplant is found.

Larvae feed on Betula spp.