0533 (ABH37.049) Pistol Case-bearer Coleophora anatipennella, (Hübner, 1796)



General Information

Occurs wherever major foodplants grow, most plentiful amongst blackthorn scrub near the coast.

The 'Pistol Case-bearers' are so named from the resemblance of their larval cases to an old flintlock pistol !

Wingspan: 12-16 mm
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Apple (Malus domestica), broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, June-July

Regional Information

Recorded in 27 (10%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 13 June to 26 July

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 17 May to 30 October

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Glass Aird, Colonsay, Argyll. 11-06-14
 Photo © Ian Fisher