|0564 ~ Coleophora virgaureae|
Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout the British Isles.
Discovered in the east of the county at Dolforwyn Woods Nature Reserve in 2014.
Wingspan : M & F 10-13mm.
Care should be taken as other species of Coleophora can look very similar.
time & Voltinity
Woodland and grassland.
Goldenrod and occasionally sea aster.
Case-bearing/seed miner. Eggs laid on floret. Larva feeds on seeds making a case in the final instar. Pupates within case.
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Photo by DB, 13th Aug 2014, Dolforwyn Woods
Confirmed by Gen. Det.