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0564 ~ Coleophora virgaureae 
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and locally common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered in the east of the county at Dolforwyn Woods Nature Reserve in 2014.

Wingspan :   M & F 10-13mm.

Confusion species

Care should be taken as other species of Coleophora can look very similar.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine.)


Woodland and grassland.


Goldenrod and occasionally sea aster.

Lifestage data

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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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 13th Aug 2014, Dolforwyn Woods
Confirmed by Gen. Det.