Coleophora auricella

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Coleophora auricella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Coleophoridae
Genus: Coleophora
Species: C. auricella
Binomial name
Coleophora auricella
(Fabricius, 1794)[1]
  • Tinea auricella Fabricius, 1794
  • Coleophora paucinotella Toll, 1961
  • Longibacillia suceavella Nemes, 2003
  • Coleophora danilae Nemes, 2004

Coleophora auricella is a moth of the Coleophoridae family. It is found from Germany and Poland to Spain, Italy and Romania. It has also been recorded from southern Russia.

Sprig of Stachys recta with mined leaves and several larva-cases attached

The larvae feed on Sideritis endressii, Stachys alopecuros, Stachys officinalis, Stachys recta, Teucrium chamaedrys and Teucrium scorodonia. They create a spatulate leaf case of 10–15 mm. The mouth angle is about 25°.[2] Larvae can be found from autumn to June.