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Coleophora serratella
(birch casebearer)



Coleophora serratella (birch casebearer)


  • Last modified
  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Pest
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Coleophora serratella
  • Preferred Common Name
  • birch casebearer
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Coleophora serratella (Linnaeus)

Preferred Common Name

  • birch casebearer

Other Scientific Names

  • Coleophora fuscedinella Zeller
  • Coleophora salmani Heinrich
  • Eupista fuscedinella
  • Haploptilia fuscedinella

International Common Names

  • English: alder bud moth; cigar casebearer
  • French: porte-case du bouleau; porte-case fuselé du pommier

Local Common Names

  • Denmark: birkesækmol
  • Finland: lepän-pussikoi
  • Germany: Motte, Erlenknospen-
  • Norway: bjorkesekkmoll
  • Sweden: björksäckmal

EPPO code

  • COLEFU (Coleophora fuscedinella)
  • COLESA (Coleophora salmani)
  • COLESE (Coleophora serratella)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Lepidoptera
  •                         Family: Coleophoridae
  •                             Genus: Coleophora
  •                                 Species: Coleophora serratella

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

Distribution References

CABI Data Mining, Undated. CAB Abstracts Data Mining.,

CABI, Undated. CABI Compendium: Status as determined by CABI editor. Wallingford, UK: CABI

Natural enemies

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Closterocerus trifasciatus Parasite Sweden Betula pendula
Copidosoma Parasite Eggs
Dolichogenidea dilecta Parasite Larvae
Eurytoma verticillata Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Formica lugubris Predator
Gelis areator Parasite Larvae/Pupae
Miotropis unipuncta Parasite Sweden Betula pendula
Parus major Predator
Trichogramma minutum Parasite Eggs
Triophtydeus triophthalmus

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