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0510 ~ Coleophora juncicolella 
UK Status

Resident. Widely distributed and often common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species was first recorded in 2008 at Berwyns in the north of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 6-8mm.

Confusion species


Care should be taken, other species of Coleophora can look similar, although this is fairly recognisable due to small size.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)

Habitat



Foodplant

Ling or bell heather.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid on foodplant. Larva forms blotch mines, lives in portable cases. Pupates in case attached to leaf.
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Montgomeryshire photos