Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Coleophora albidella
Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Coleophora albidella
Public Records: 8
Specimens with Barcodes: 19
Species With Barcodes: 1
The wingspan is 13–16 mm. Adults are on wing from June to July.
The larvae feed on Salix repens, Salix aurita, Salix cinerea and sometimes Salix caprea. The larvae bore into expanding leaf buds and later skeletonize young leaves. Sometimes they mine a leaf in the usual manner of other Coleophora species. It builds a pistol shaped case from silk and fragments of leaf and frass which has a mouth angle of about 70°, thus standing almost erect on the leaf. The sides of the case are usually adorned with hairs from the leaf surface.
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