Coleophoridae

0515 (ABH37.032) Coleophora albitarsella, Zeller, 1849

KR02496

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

Although the adult resembles several others in the genus Coleophora, it has a white tarsus on each leg which is diagnostic.

 

Pupates in the larval case attached to hard surface such as a rock or post.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 10-13 mm
Foodplant(s): marjorams (Origanum spp.), Basil (Ocimum basilicum), Catmint (Nepeta cataria), Clary (Salvia sclarea), Ground-ivy (Glechoma hederacea)
Flying: Two overlapping generations, June-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Hedgerows, open woodland, fens and downland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 29 (10.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 01 June to 25 October


Local