Coleophoridae

0518 (ABH37.048) Coleophora mayrella, (Hübner, [1813])

KR02587

Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Jonathan Newman


General Information

The adults have a metallic-green sheen. It is the most distinctive of the metallic-green Coleophora species, with its black and white ringed antennae.

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

Wingspan: 10-12 mm
Foodplant(s): White Clover (Trifolium repens)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Grassland, roadside verges and wasteland where foodplant found.

Regional Information

Recorded in 31 (11.5%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 25 May to 12 August

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Seghill
Seghill
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Large Clover Case-bearer Coleophora trifolii
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Small Clover Case-bearer Coleophora alcyonipennella
Clover Case-bearer Coleophora frischella
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths