02468 Coleophora serratella, (Linnaeus, 1761)

BF0493 (ABH37.015)


General Information

This moth is very variable in colour. It is the most common of Coleophorid species found in the UK.


The indistinct rings near the tip of the antenna distinguish it from C. gryphipennella although genital examination is usually necessary for a definitive identification.


The larvae mine the leaves of the foodplant and then form a case which is fixed at an angle between twigs for the winter.


Pupates inside the larval case on the upper side of a leaf.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 11-14mm
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), elms (Ulmus spp.), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Hazel (Corylus avellana)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species

Larva Type:
Brown, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: