0585 (ABH37.078) Coleophora maritimella, Newman, 1873



General Information

Similar to many other whitish species of Coleophora, and genital examination is often necessary for a conclusive identification.


The larvae make a case from the seedhead. The case can sometimes be seen moving round the flowerhead.

Wingspan: 9-11mm
Foodplant(s): Sea Rush (Juncus maritimus)
Flying: One generation, July


Salt-marshes, river-banks and damp areas.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Huntingdonshire.