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37.074 ~ 0581 ~ Coleophora taeniipennella ~ Small Rush Case-bearer
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)


Fens, marshes, damp meadows and woodland rides.


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.
Montgomeryshire photos

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