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0493 ~ Coleophora serratella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded at a few scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10.5-14mm.

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

Wherever the foodplant is found.

Foodplant

Elm, birch, alder and hazel.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing/leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva first makes a short mine ending in a blotch, this is excised to construct the case, blotch mines are formed after this. Pupates within case, attached to leaf.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 21st July 2012, Llanfechain
Male, confirmed by Gen. Det. (ANG)

Photo by MW, 25th Apr 2014, Cors Dyfi
Pic shows case on birch