0547 (ABH37.044) Coleophora discordella, Zeller, 1849


Uragaig. Colonsay, Argyll.
Uragaig. Colonsay, Argyll.
 Photo © Ian Fisher
Uragaig. Colonsay, Argyll.
 Photo © Ian Fisher

General Information

Adult flies on warm sunny afternoons.

Larva builds a pistol-like case from silk and pieces of leaf.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 11-13 mm.
Foodplant(s): Common Bird's-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
Flying: One generation, July
National status: Common


Wide range of habitats including rough grassland, open downland, woodland rides and clearings and marshes.

Regional Information

Recorded in 7 (2.6%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 May to 10 August