Coleophora conyzae

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Coleophora conyzae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Coleophoridae
Genus: Coleophora
Species: C. conyzae
Binomial name
Coleophora conyzae
Zeller, 1868[1]
Synonyms
  • Kuznetzovvlia vicolii Nemes, 2003

Coleophora conyzae is a moth of the Coleophoridae family. It is found from Sweden and Finland to the Iberian Peninsula, Corsica, Sicily and Crete and from Great Britain to Romania.

The wingspan is 12–16 mm. The adults have streaked white and buff forewings. They are on wing in June and July .[2]

The larvae feed on Eupatorium cannabinum, Inula conyza, Inula oculus-christi and Pulicaria dysenterica. They create a spatulate leaf case at the underside of the leaf. The case is 10–12 mm long, straight, brown, tubular, bivalved and sometimes hairy (depending on the host plant). The mouth angle is rather variable, but usually around 45°. The larvae make a new case after each moult.[3] Full-grown larvae can be found at the end of May and in early June.

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