Overwinters as larva in case on twigs of hickory and pecan trees. Young larvae are leaf miners, older larvae feed externally.
Larvae construct spatulate leaf cases. (1)
Jean-François Landry, a noted expert on Coleophora, says it is impossible to identify adults of this species without dissection or DNA barcoding.
1290 Coleophora kearfottella
1291 Coleophora laticornella
1292 Coleophora corylifoliella
1293 Coleophora juglandella
1294 Coleophora lentella
1295 Coleophora ostryae
1296 Coleophora alniella
1298 Coleophora alnifoliae
1299 Coleophora umbratica
1300 Coleophora comptoniella
1301.1 Coleophora limosipennella
1301.2 Coleophora badiipennella