549 Coleophora pennella
(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)Wingspan c.15-20 mm.
An inhabitant of shingle beaches and dry chalky habitats, the recent known distribution of this species is in south-east England and East Anglia, with scattered records elsewhere.
The larva feeds on viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare) and alkanet (Anchus officinale), in a distinctive case made from hairy leaf fragments of the foodplant.
Adults are on the wing in June and July.