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0533 ~ Coleophora anatipennella
UK Status

Resident. Locally common in the southern half of England and Wales.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2010 at Cors Dyfi nature reserve in the west of the county. This was only the fourth record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F, 12.5-17mm.

Confusion species

C. albidella
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Wherever foodplant is found, but especially near the sea.


Rosaceous trees.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/case-bearing. Eggs laid on underside of leaf. Larva forms case and feeds by making a series of minute mines which can pepper a leaf. Pupates attached to upper surface of leaf.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PB, 21st June 2010, Morben Isaf