Coleophora flavipennella

Alternative names
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.

Identification difficulty

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).

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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