Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Coleophora alnifoliae
There are 11 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank. Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species. See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Coleophora alnifoliae
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 33
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
Coleophora alnifoliae is a moth of the Coleophoridae family. It is found in Europe, from Fennoscandia to the Pyrenees, Sardinia, Italy and Romania and from Great Britain to the Baltic States and Poland. It is also known from North America.
The wingspan is 12–13 mm. The moth flies from July to August depending on the location.
The larvae feed on Alder. They create a slender, brown spathulate leaf case, in the end about 13 mm long. The mouth angle is about 15°. Larvae appear in September and feed to the end of October, making two youth cases in this period, then go into hibernation. They resume feeding in May and make their final case, in which they pupate around June. In Britain, the larvae often hibernate a second time.