Coleophoridae

0544 (ABH37.063) Coleophora albicosta, (Haworth, 1828)

KR02662

Seghill
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Uragaig. Colonsay, Argyll.
Uragaig. Colonsay, Argyll.
 Photo © Ian Fisher


General Information

Rough grassland and heathland where foodplant found. Characteristic whitish streak along the costa (re scientific name) Flying by day, but also sometimes coming to light. Larva feeds within seedpods of Gorse, living and feeding in a movable case.


Wingspan: 13-15mm
Foodplant(s): Gorse (Ulex europaeus)
Flying: One generation, mid May-mid July
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 4 (1.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in May 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 May to 13 July