Coleophoridae

0495 (ABH37.016) Apple & Plum Case-bearer Coleophora spinella, (Schrank, 1802)

KR02469

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

Although genital examination is required to reliably separate this moth from C. coracipennella and C. prunifoliae, this species is the most abundant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 10-12 mm
Foodplant(s): Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Apple (Malus domestica), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Open woodland, scrub, orchards, gardens and hedgerows.

Regional Information

Recorded in 24 (8.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 May to 10 August

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 20 September to 25 October

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Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths