|0584 ~ Coleophora alticolella|
Resident. Widespread and often abundant throughout the British Isles.
Recorded from a few sites in the western half of the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 10-12mm.
It is often impossible to separate the adults of some species. In some cases differences can be seen in various life stages.
time & Voltinity
Wherever the foodplant is found.
Case-bearing/seed miner. Eggs laid between florets. Larva first mines seed capsule, then constructs a case and from then on feeds externally. Pupates within case, attached to a stem.
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