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37.048 ~ 0518 ~ Coleophora mayrella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from two widely separated sites.

Wingspan :   M & F, 10.5-12mm.

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)


Grassland and roadside verges.


White clover.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing/seed miner. Eggs laid on flower. Larva feeds on the ripening seeds, then spins a case from white silk. Pupates within case, attached to the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 11th June 2007, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 2nd July 2011, Llanymynech Rocks

Photo by AT, 11th July 2016, Derwenlas

Photo by AT, 11th July 2016, Derwenlas
pic shows antenna structure