Coleophora kuehnella

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Coleophora kuehnella
Coleophora palliatella.jpg
Larval case
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C. kuehnella
Binomial name
Coleophora kuehnella
(Goeze, 1783) [1]
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Coleophora kuehnella is a moth of the family Coleophoridae. It was first described by Johann Goeze in 1783 and is found in Asia and Europe.

Description[edit]

The wingspan is 14–17 mm. The moth flies from May to July depending on the location.

The larvae feed on oak (Quercus species), and supposedly also Prunus and willow (Salix species). Full-grown larvae live in a black pistol case of about 8 mm, with a mouth angle of about 90°. The case is covered by a silken mantle that hangs from its rear end, and almost covers the case. The larvae mine the leaf from the underside, making many, unusually small fleckmines.[2] Full-grown larvae can be found in early June.

Distribution[edit]

It is found in Europe (from Italy, across Central Europe up to Southern Scandinavia), the Caucasus and Turkey.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coleophora kuehnella (Goeze, 1783)". Fauna Europaea. Retrieved 21 December 2019.
  2. ^ "bladmineerders.nl". Archived from the original on 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2011-04-29.

External links[edit]

Media related to Coleophora kuehnella at Wikimedia Commons