This is one of several very similar Coleophora species which can only reliably be distinguished by genital dissection.
The adults have a metallic bronzy-green/purple sheen at the apex of forewing.
Although both this species and C. frischella are on the British list, C. frischella has only been recorded a handful of times from the west of Britain.
Rough grass and roadside verges.
Recorded in 41 (15.2%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.
Last recorded in August 2019
Recorded date range (Adult): 17 May to 30 September