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0581 ~ Coleophora taeniipennella 
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

First found in the east of the county in 2014 at Dolforwyn Woods Nature Reserve.

Wingspan :   M & F 10-12mm.

Confusion species


Care should be taken as other species of Coleophora can look very similar.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)

Habitat

Fens, marshes, damp meadows and woodland rides.

Foodplant

Rush sp.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing/seed miner. Eggs laid on floret. Larva feed on seeds and builds case with the husk around it. Pupates in case.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 17th July 2014, Dolforwyn Woods
Confirmed by Gen. Det.