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0583 ~ Coleophora tamesis 
UK Status

Resident. A local species widely distributed throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

This species was first recorded in 2015 at Middletown in the east of the county.

Wingspan :   M & F 11-14mm.

Confusion species

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


Damp places, wherever the foodplant is found.


Jointed rush.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing. Eggs laid on flower. Larva first feeds internally on the seeds & later forms a case. Pupates in the case.
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Montgomeryshire photos
Photo by DB, 29th June 2015, Middletown
Confirmed by Gen. Det.