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


Las Descargues, 9 July 2012
Coleophora milvipennis Adult


© Robin Howard

Coleophora milvipennis Zeller, 1839

Wingspan: 10.5-13mm

A univoltine species appearing in July although in some years appearances have crept into early August. An occasional visitor to lights in or adjacent to the extensive birch woodlands of the plateau.

Larvae feed on Betula, Carpinus, Corylus avellana and Alnus. Feeding starts in August with the larvae making a small, brownish, oval mine.