Coleophora caespititiella

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Coleophora caespititiella
Coleophora caespititiella adult.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Coleophoridae
Genus: Coleophora
Species: C. caespititiella
Binomial name
Coleophora caespititiella
Zeller, 1839
  • Ornix lacunaecolella (Duponchel, 1844)
  • Coleophora lacunicolella (Zeller, 1849)
  • Coleophora agrammella (Wood, 1892)
  • Coleophora caespitiella (lapsus)

Coleophora caespititiella is a moth of the Coleophoridae family. This species is found throughout the United Kingdom and much of Europe. It is also known from North America. The Coleophoridae group are often collectively known as the case moths or case-bearers.

The larvae feed on Juncus, producing spun silken pupal cases within which they overwinter on the seed heads. The adults are small and brown with pointed wings.[1]


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  1. ^ Chinery, page 126


  • Chinery, Michael (1986). Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe. London : W. Collins. ISBN 0-00-219137-7.
  • Baldizzone, van der Wolf & Landry (2006) World Catalogue of Insects.

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