Coleophora striatipennella

Alternative names
Hedge Case-bearer
Description

Wingspan about12 mm. They resemble other striated Coleophora species, so genitalia identification is recommended.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Wingspan about12 mm. They resemble other striated Coleophora species, so genitalia identification is recommended.

When to see it

The adults are on the wing, in one or two generations, from May till August.

Life History

The larval foodplants are stitchwort and mouse-ear. The larvae feed on the seedpods, constructing a silken case which protrudes from successive pods as the larva grows.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland, the Sapcote record of 29th May 2011 is the first VC55 record for this species. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

Reference
37.099 BF553

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