Coleophora arctostaphyli

Coleophora arctostaphyli
Coleophora arctostaphyli
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Coleophoridae
Genus: Coleophora
Species: C. arctostaphyli
Binomial name
Coleophora arctostaphyli
Meder, 1934[1]

Coleophora arctostaphyli is a moth of the Coleophoridae family. It is found from Fennoscandia to the Iberian Peninsula and Italy and from Great Britain to Poland.

The wingspan is 12-14 mm.[2]

The larvae feed on Arctostaphylos uva-ursi. They create a spathulate leaf case of about 8 mm long. The mouth angle is about 45°. Before making its first case, the young larvae live in a frass-filled contorted corridor.[3] The larval stage lasts two seasons. In the first autumn, they live in a mine, where hibernation occurs. After hibernation, a case is made in which it feeds until spring, then aestivates, feeds in autumn and overwinters for the second time. During the second spring, a new case is made and the larva feeds until April or May when it is full-grown.