home > county list > micro moths > (239 of 678)
Go UpPausePlay Species Slideshow
37.01 ~ 0498 ~ Coleophora alnifoliae
UK Status

Resident. Very local. Found in isolated colonies from south-eastern and southern-central England as far north as Shropshire and Perthshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

Few records.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12-13mm.

Confusion species

It is often impossible to separate the adults of some species. In some cases differences can be seen in various life stages.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Requires mature alder.



Lifestage data

Case-bearing/leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva probably makes a short mine ending in a blotch (unobserved), this is excised to construct the case, up to six blotch mines are formed on leaf edge. Pupates within case, attached to twig.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 3rd July 2014, Roundton Hill
Confirmed by gen.det (DB)