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37.044 ~ 0547 ~ Coleophora discordella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found from a few scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-12.5mm.

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)


Wide range of habitats.


Common or greater bird's-foot trefoil.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing/leaf miner. Eggs laid under leaf. Larva mines gallery ending in a blotch from which it forms a case, the case is enlarged as the larva grows. Pupates within case, attached to foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos