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0524 ~ Coleophora lithargyrinella
UK Status

Resident. A local but widespread species found throughout Britain.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2010 at Llanfyllin in the north of the county. This was only the 9th record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-13.5mm.

Confusion species

C. solitariella.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Open woodland, hedgerows, coastal cliffs.


Mainly greater stitchwort & sea campion.

Lifestage data

Leaf miner/case-bearing. Eggs laid on leaf. Larva forms blotch mine, then case from which it feeds. Pupates in the case attached low to stem of foodplant.
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Montgomeryshire photos