|0587 ~ Coleophora caespititiella|
Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout England and Wales and from the Edinburgh area of Scotland.
Found at a few sites across the county.
Wingspan : M & F, 8-10mm.
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 on a floret. Larva feeds within seed capsule making a case in the final instar. Pupates within case.
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Photo by MDH, 26th May 2011, Llanfyllin.
Male, confrmed by gen det.