Coleophora mayrella

    Alt Name
    Meadow Case-bearer

    Wingspan 10-12 mm. The adults have a bronzy or greenish metallic sheen and the whitish antennae are thickened near the base.


    It frequents grassy areas and waste ground

    When to see it

    June and July is the main flight period. Adults fly during the day as well as after dark when they are attracted to light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed within the flowers of White Clover. A larval case is built in the later stages but is very difficult to see.

    UK Status

    A widely distributed species throughout Britain and Ireland, it is common in places. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, though possibly under recorded here. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded)

    37.048 BF518

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map