Coleophoridae

0492 (ABH37.007) Coleophora flavipennella, (Duponchel, [1843])

KR02457

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This species is very difficult to distinguish from several of the other greyish-brown Coleophorid species. Examination of the genitalia is usually necessary.

 

The larvae have a distinctive feeding pattern, creating small holes in the leaves of the foodplant. A case is then created which is replaced as the larva grows.

Both sexes come to light.

Wingspan: 11-13mm
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Regional Information

Recorded in 50 (18.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 May to 09 September

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths

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