0560 (ABH37.106) Coleophora paripennella, Zeller, 1839



General Information

Roadside verges and waste ground. Metallic bronzy moth with white-tipped dark antennae. The larva builds a case from silk, resembling a razor shell in appearance.

Wingspan: 10-13mm
Foodplant(s): Creeping Thistle (Cirsium arvense), Black Knapweed (Centaurea nigra)
Flying: One generation, July-August
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 9 (3.3%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in June 2023

Recorded date range (Adult): 24 May to 31 July

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 10 May to 10 May

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