Coleophoridae

0516 (ABH37.033) Large Clover Case-bearer Coleophora trifolii, (Curtis, 1832)

KR02498

Seghill
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

This is one of the larger of the four metallic bronzy-green Coleophoridae.

 

The larvae form black cases from seedpods (several pods may be joined together).

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 15-20 mm
Foodplant(s): Ribbed Melilot (Melilotus officinalis), Tall Melilot (Melilotus altissima)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Rough grassland, wasteland and roadside verges.

Regional Information

Recorded in 27 (10%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 28 May to 18 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 06 August to 06 August

Similar Species
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Small Clover Case-bearer Coleophora alcyonipennella
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths

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