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37.035 ~ 0517 ~ Coleophora alcyonipennella
UK Status

Resident. Found in scattered colonies throughout much of Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2012 at Middletown in the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 11.5-14.5mm.

Confusion species

Care should be taken as other species of Coleophora can look very similar.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Grassland and roadside verges.



Lifestage data

Leaf miner. Eggs laid between the petals of a floret. Larva first lives inside floret eating green seeds, later bores through calyx to reach seeds within. Pupates inside flower head. 2nd generation construct case to overwinter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 19th May 2012, Middletown