Coleophora juncicolella

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Coleophora juncicolella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Coleophoridae
Genus: Coleophora
Species: C. juncicolella
Binomial name
Coleophora juncicolella
Stainton, 1851[1]

Coleophora juncicolella is a moth of the Coleophoridae family. It is found from Fennoscandia to the Mediterranean Sea and from Ireland to Poland and Hungary.

Sprig of Erica with mined leaves
Larva
Larval case

The wingspan is 6–8 mm. Adults are grey-white. They are on wing from late June to July in western Europe.[2]

The larvae feed on Calluna vulgaris and Erica cinerea. They create a small light brown lobe case with a mouth angle of about 40° and a length of about 4 mm. The case is composed of 8-10 small leaf fragments.[3] Full-grown larvae can be found from March to May.

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