Coleophora badiipennella

Alternative names
Pale Elm Case-bearer

Wingspan 9 to 11 mm. One of the plain reddish brown Coleophora species.

Identification difficulty

It occurs around the edges of woodland and other well wooded areas containing Elm, preferring saplings to mature trees.

When to see it

Adults fly in June and July and occasionally come to light.

Life History

The larva constructs a case from a fragment of a leaf of the foodplant, Elm, after mining a narrow gallery.

UK Status

Locally distributed throughout much of England. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Sapcote specimen of 20th June 2014 is the first record of this species for VC55.

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Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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