Butterflies and moths
Coleophora, Butterflies and moths, Coleophora mayrella, Coleophora alcyonipennella, Coleophora frischella
Coleophora deauratella coleophoridae lepidoptera
Coleophora deauratella is a moth of the Coleophoridae family. It is found in most of Europe, as well as Asia Minor, Lebanon and Tasmania. It is an introduced species in North America.
The wingspan is 11–13 mm. Adults are on wing from June to July.
The larvae feed on Trifolium pratense. The larvae feed on the developing seeds and build a case closely resembling a floret of the food plant.