Seq # 275020213

Coleophora boreella Benander, 1939 Species

Last modified: Nov. 18, 2023, 4:55 p.m.

New to Belgium in 2022 in WV.


Family: Coleophoridae > Genus: Coleophora > Species: Coleophora boreella
Vernacular names
Noordse kokermot (NL), Nordische Sackmotte (DE)




Wingspan: 10–12 mm.
Yellow-brown forewings with yellow-white scales. Some specimens have scattered dark gray scales. Whitish along inner half of anterior margin.
Antennae gray or ringed.

Museum specimens

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Specimens in nature


It makes a straight silken case covered by leaves or the leaf epidermis of the food plant and very fine sand particles. Frequently also slightly larger sand grains are found on the surface of the case. Typically, there are also darker longitudinal stripes. A small trivalved tubular silken case with a mouth angle of 35–45°.

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The larva mines and feeds externally on the leaves and also feeds on seeds.

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Flight periods

The adults fly from late June till late July.

Observed on

Host plant (species):
Sagina nodosa

The larva feed on Sagina nodosa

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