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0553 ~ Coleophora striatipennella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded from two sites in the west of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-13mm.

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.


Lesser stitchwort, common stitchwort and common mouse-ear.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing/seed miner. Eggs laid on flower. Larva first mines seedpod, then constructs a case, mining continues leaving holes in seeds. Pupates within case, near the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos