Birch casebearer

Insect type
  • Order: Lepidoptera
  • Family: Coleophoridae
  • Latin: Coleophora serratella (Linnaeus)
  • English: Birch casebearer
  • French: Porte-case du bouleau
  • Synonym(s): Coleophora fuscedinella Zeller , Coleophora salmani Heinrich
Description

Distribution

British Columbia, Eastern Canada, Manitoba

Diet and feeding behavior

Phytophagous / Phyllophagous / Casebearer

Micro-habitat(s)

Leaf

Information on host(s)

Main Host(s)

Grey birch, white birch, yellow birch

Photos
  • Coleophora serratella (Linnaeus)

    Lateral and ventral views of pupa

  • Coleophora serratella (Linnaeus)

    White birch severely defoliated

  • Coleophora serratella (Linnaeus)

    New white birch foliage attacked in the spring

  • Coleophora serratella (Linnaeus)

    Case opened to show larva

  • Coleophora serratella (Linnaeus)

    Mass of cases on white birch foliage before emergence of adult in June

  • Coleophora serratella (Linnaeus)

    Adult (wingspan: 12 mm)

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