533 Pistol Case-bearer Coleophora anatipennella
(Hübner, 1796)Wingspan 12-16 mm.
The 'Pistol Case-bearers' are so named from the resemblance of their larval cases to an old flintlock pistol in shape.
The adult moth is whitish with a few brownish speckles, and the species occurs in England and Wales, commoner in the south. The flight period is June and July.
A range of larval foodplants are used, for example hawthorn (Crataegus), blackthorn (Prunus spinosa) and apple (Malus).