Coleophoridae

0532 (ABH37.050) Coleophora albidella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

KR02593

Glass Aird, Colonsay, Argyll. 11-06-14
Glass Aird, Colonsay, Argyll. 11-06-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Glass Aird, Colonsay, Argyll. 11-06-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Wet or marshy areas, damp woodland and fixed dunes. Larva builds a 'pistol case' from silk and fragments of leaf and frass. The sides of the case are usually adorned with hairs from the leaf surface.


Wingspan: 13-16 mm.
Foodplant(s): Creeping Willow (Salix repens), Eared Willow (Salix aurita), Grey Willow (Salix cinerea)
Flying: One generation, June-July

Regional Information

Recorded in 14 (5.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 03 June to 11 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 11 May to 25 September

Similar Species
Pistol Case-bearer Coleophora anatipennella