Coleophora autumnella

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Coleophora autumnella
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Coleophoridae
Genus: Coleophora
Species: C. autumnella
Binomial name
Coleophora autumnella
(Duponchel, 1843)
  • Ornix autumnella Duponchel, 1843
  • Coleophora asterifoliella Klimesch, 1939

Coleophora autumnella is a moth of the Coleophoridae family that can be found in Czech Republic, Slovakia, Austria, Romania and Spain.[2]

The larvae feed on Aster alpinus and Aster amellus. They create a tubular silken case, covered with grains of sand and detritus. The youth case is 12–14 millimetres (0.47–0.55 in). In spring the very long and narrow rear end is discarded, leaving an almost straight, sausage-shaped, three-valved and 8–9.5 millimetres (0.31–0.37 in) long case with a mouth angle of about 45°.[3] Full-grown larvae can be found in May.


  1. ^ "Coleophora autumnella (Duponchel, 1843)". 2.5. Fauna Europaea. July 23, 2012. Retrieved February 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ Giorgio Baldizzone; Hugo van der Wolf; Jean-François Landry (2006). World Catalogue of Insects. 8. Stenstrup, Denmark: Apollo Books. p. 33. ISBN 87-88757-76-5. ISSN 1398-8700. 
  3. ^ "Coleophora autumnella (Duponchel, 1843)". Retrieved April 27, 2011. 

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