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


Las Descargues, 1 August 2013
Coleophora flavipennella Adult


© Robin Howard/Dave Shenton

Coleophora flavipennella (Duponchel, 1843)

Wingspan: 10.5-12.5mm

A univoltine species on the wing in July and August. Adults have not been taken at Las Descargues but cases have been recorded. A species of oak woodlands.

Eggs are laid on the underside of oak leaves, the larvae produce a small blotch mine shortly after hatching from which the case is formed.