493 * Coleophora serratella
Photos: Case on Alder (Alnus glutinosa). July 2011, emerged July 12
Wingspan: 11-14mm. Breeding or gen. det. required for identification
Flight time: June
Food plants include Elm, Birch, Alder and Hazel
Mine: Late September to late October and April-June
The larva forms two cases, the first from a leaf fragment, in which the larva hibernates. The second case is formed in May and has a more or less serrated dorsal keel.
On Alder. The Gearagh, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2011