Coleophora kuehnella
Coleophora kuehnella
Adult • SW France • © Graham Wenman

37.051 BF537

Coleophora kuehnella

(Goeze, 1783)

[Synonyms: lamellifera, kuehnella]
Wingspan c.14-17mm.

This species is locally distributed mainly in the south-east of England, ranging northwards to the Midlands and Derbyshire.

The larva feeds on oak (Quercus) and forms a very distinctive-looking case. In the later stages, the actual case is surrounded by a semi-transparent 'cloak' constructed from scale-like segments of silken material.

Adult moths are white with some indistinct darker markings towards the wing tip. They fly in July and August.
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