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


Las Descargues, 13 August 2013
Coleophora alcyonipennella Adult


© Robin Howard

Coleophora alcyonipennella (Köllar, 1832)

Clover Case-bearer

Wingspan: 11-13mm

A bivoltine species flying in May and June and again from July to early September when it is an occasional visitor to the lights at Las Descargues. A species of the unmanaged meadows of the plateau and wherever its foodplant is found.

Larvae feed in a dark grey case on the florets of Trifolium repens.