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0490 ~ Coleophora lutipennella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout England, Wales and central Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from scattered sites in the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10-12mm.

Confusion species


It is often impossible to separate the adults of some species. In some cases differences can be seen in various life stages.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)

Habitat

Oak woodland.

Foodplant

Oak and sweet chestnut.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing/leaf miner. Eggs laid on the leaf. Larva first constructs a case then starts to mine forming many small circular blotches over the leaf. Pupates within the case, attached to a leaf.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 8th July 2010, Llanfyllin
Male, confirmed by gen det (ANG)

Photo by MDH, 8th July 2010, Llanfyllin
Male, confirmed by gen det (ANG)