(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
The wingspan is 13–16 mm. Adults are on wing from June to July.
The larvae feed on Salix repens, Salix aurita, Salix cinerea and sometimes Salix caprea. The larvae bore into expanding leaf buds and later skeletonize young leaves. Sometimes they mine a leaf in the usual manner of other Coleophora species. It builds a pistol shaped case from silk and fragments of leaf and frass which has a mouth angle of about 70°, thus standing almost erect on the leaf. The sides of the case are usually adorned with hairs from the leaf surface.
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