Coleophora flavipennella

    Alt Name
    Tipped Oak Case-bearer

    Wingspan 11 to 13 mm. Another brown, rather nondescript species, which is most easily identified as an adult by reference to the genitalic structure as it is quite similar to some other Coleophora species.

    Photo ID?

    Areas where the larval foodplant is present.

    When to see it

    Adults appear in July and August and are attracted to light.

    Life History

    The larva produces a distinctive feeding pattern, creating small holes in the leaves of the foodplant, Evergreen Oak. A case is then created which is replaced as the larva grows.

    UK Status

    In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    37.007 BF492
    Further Information

    It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map