Main: (Coleophoridae / Coleophorinae)
37.069 [B&F: 0587] Coleophora caespititiella Zeller, 1839

 

Notes: Common in woodland clearings, damp meadows and marshes, both salt and fresh-water, throughout much of England, Wales and southern Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight mainly confined to the south-east of the county, where frequent in and around Botley Wood, where regularly trapped in numbers, all of which are painstakingly dissected. Wingspan 8-10 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva feeds within seed capsules of Compact Rush, Soft-rush, Jointed Rush, Hard Rush and Saltmarsh Rush, subsequently living within a movable case.

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