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0541 ~ Coleophora pyrrhulipennella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common in Britain as far north as Loch Ness.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from a single site in the west of the county, Commins Coch.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-14.5mm.

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)


Habitat

Heaths, moors and bogs.

Foodplant

Ling or bell heather.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing. Eggs laid near leaf base. Larva first grazes the leaf, then constructs a case using its empty ovum, feeding continues in the same manner. Pupates within case, attached to a stem pointing upwards.
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