Coleophora serratella

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Coleophora serratella
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Coleophoridae
Genus: Coleophora
Species: C. serratella
Binomial name
Coleophora serratella
(Linnaeus, 1761)[1]
  • Tinea serratella Linnaeus, 1761
  • Coleophora fuscedinella Zeller, 1849
  • Coleophora metallicella Hodgkinson, 1892
  • Coleophora aethiopiformis Strand, 1902
  • Coleophora salmani Heinrich, 1929
  • Coleophora insulicola McDunnough, 1946 (Junior primary homonym of Coleophora insulicola Toll, 1942)
  • Coleophora parasalmani Oudejans, 1971 (replacement name for Coleophora insulicola McDunnough, 1946)

Coleophora serratella is a moth of the Coleophoridae family. It is found in Europe (except the Balkan Peninsula), Japan (Hokkaido) and North America.[2]


The wingspan is 11–14 millimetres (0.43–0.55 in). The moth flies in June depending on the location.

The larvae feed on birches, elms, alders, hazels, apples, Crataegus, Sorbus, willows, Comptonia peregrina and Quercus wislizenii. They create a strongly curved youth case. The adult case is a tubular leaf case. It is trivalved and about 7 millimetres (0.28 in) long. The mouth angle is about 30°. It is straw coloured. Larvae start feeding in September and continue to the end of October. They hibernate in their case, and resume feeding in April.[3]


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