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


Las Descargues, 30 June 2009
Coleophora lixella Adult


© Robin Howard

Coleophora lixella Zeller, 1849

Wingspan: 16-21mm

A univoltine species, partially diurnal but also attracted to light it is on the wing from June to the end of August. Recorded from Las Descargues and the ridge footpath where the foodplant is abundant.

The larva feeds on Thymus with pupation taking place in the case attached to the foodplant.