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0582 ~ Coleophora glaucicolella 
UK Status

Resident. Widespread and common throughout the British Isles.

Montgomeryshire Status

Discovered in the north of the county at Coed Pendugwm Nature Reserve in 2014.

Wingspan :   M & F 9-12mm.

Confusion species

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


Damp places.


Rush sp.

Lifestage data

Case-bearing/seed miner. Eggs laid on floret. Larva feed on seeds and create a case. Pupates within case attached to a stem.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 3rd July 2014, Roundton Hill
Confirmed by Gen. Det.