Coleophora currucipennella

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Coleophora currucipennella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Coleophoridae
Genus: Coleophora
Species: C. currucipennella
Binomial name
Coleophora currucipennella
Zeller, 1839[1]

Coleophora currucipennella is a moth of the Coleophoridae family. It is found in most of Europe, except Ireland, the Iberian Peninsula and the Mediterranean Islands.

Oak leaf eaten by the larva
Larva
Larval case

The wingspan is 13–16 mm.[2]

The larvae feed on Betula, Carpinus betulus, Corylus avellana, Fagus sylvatica, Malus, Prunus cerasus, Prunus spinosa, Pyrus communis, Quercus petraea, Quercus robur, Quercus rubra, Salix and Sorbus aucuparia. Full-grown larva live in a dull black pistol case of about 9 mm and with a mouth angle of 80-90° (meaning it stands erect on the leaf). After hibernation, the larvae no longer mine, but rather cause skeleton feeding.[3] Full-grown larvae can be found in early June.

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