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37.029 ~ 0511 ~ Coleophora orbitella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread but local throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a single site in the south of the county, Llangurig 1990.

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)


Mainly heaths and alder carrs.


Birch and alder.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing/leaf miner. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva creates a series of blotch mines from which it forms a case, the case is enlarged as the larva grows. Pupates within case, attached to a twig.
Montgomeryshire photos