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37.069 ~ 0587 ~ Coleophora caespititiella
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout England and Wales and from the Edinburgh area of Scotland.

Montgomeryshire Status

Found at a few sites across the county.

Wingspan :   M & F, 8-10mm.

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)


Wherever the foodplant is found.


Rush spp.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing/seed miner. Eggs laid on a floret. Larva feeds within seed capsule making a case in the final instar. Pupates within case.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 26th May 2011, Llanfyllin.
Male, confrmed by gen det.