Coleophoridae

0536 (ABH37.053) Coleophora betulella, Heinemann, [1876]

KR02596

 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards


General Information

Larvae mine the leaves of Birch, subsequently living in a movable pistol-case.


Wingspan: 10-15 mm
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.)
Flying: One generation, June-early August

Habitat

Heathland with scattered Birch trees and margins of woods.

Regional Information

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

Last recorded in July 2018

Recorded date range (Adult): 02 June to 06 August

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 Photo © David Griffiths