Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Coleophora irroratella Walsingham, 1882
Walsingham (1882) listed the wingspan 12-13 mm.
Walsingham (1882) original description:
"Palpi greyish fuscous, whitish on their inner sides, not tufted. Antennae with a slight tuft beneath the basal joint (which with the head is dirty whitish), the stem distinctly annulated with brown and white. Fore wings white, irrorated with deep brown scales, which form into groups constituting two spots, one on the middle of the wing, the other immediately above the anal angle. The brown scales sometimes form a slight streak about the middle of the fold, and are thickly collected also at the extreme apex of the wing. Cilia pale brownish grey. Hind wings and cilia pale brownish grey. Abdomen greyish. Legs slightly paler. Posterior tarsi very faintly annulated."
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (1)
California and Nevada. (2)
Holotype from Mt. Shasta, California. (3)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the flight period from late July to August. (3)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the larvae feed on Crataegus
species (hawthorn). (3)
The larvae create tubular leaf cases. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America
. University of California Press, pl. 6, fig. 25; p. 76. (3)
Walsingham, L., 1882. North American Coleophorae. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London
, p. 434