Coleophoridae

0504 (ABH37.022) Coleophora lusciniaepennella, (Treitschke, 1833)

KR02479

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 flies at sunset and sunrise.

 

The larvae produce long, narrow case when feeding on Bog Myrtle and a woolly case when feeding on sallow.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 10-13.5mm
Foodplant(s): sallows (Salix spp.), willows (Salix spp.), Bog-myrtle (Myrica gale)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

In areas with sallows and bogs and fens where bog-myrtle is found.

Regional Information

Recorded in 22 (8.1%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 11 June to 11 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 October to 03 November

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