02496 Coleophora albitarsella, Zeller, 1849

BF0515 (ABH37.032)


General Information

Although the adult resembles several others in the genus Coleophora, it has a white tarsus on each leg which is diagnostic.


Pupates in the larval case attached to hard surface such as a rock or post.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 10-13 mm
Foodplant(s): marjorams (Origanum spp.), Basil (Ocimum basilicum), Catmint (Nepeta cataria), Clary (Salvia sclarea), Ground-ivy (Glechoma hederacea)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Hedgerows, open woodland, fens and downland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.