Coleophora lusciniaepennella

Alternative names
Osier Case-bearer

Wingspan 10 to 13.5mm. As with other Coleophorids, the larva forms a case from the leaf, in which it overwinters. The case formed by this species is long, slender and frequently woolly in appearance. The adult moth is rather long and thin in shape and brown in colour.

Identification difficulty

In any areas where its host plant grows.

When to see it

The adult moths fly in a single generation emerging in June and July.

Life History

The eggs of this species are laid on the leaves of Willow, Bog Myrtle or, in Scotland, occasionally Birch.

UK Status

The moth is common in areas where its host plant grows, throughout the whole of Britain, except the far north of Scotland. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

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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