Coleophora tamesis
Coleophora tamesis
Case on Juncus • Great Yarmouth, Norfolk • © Andy Beaumont

37.070 BF583
Coleophora tamesis

Waters, 1929


Wingspan 11-14 mm.

The eggs of this species are laid on the florets of Jointed Rush.

The larva forms a case from silk and the remains if the seed capsule, 6-7mm in length. The larvae overwinter, away from the feeding places, and pupation occurs in May and June, with the adults emerging from mid-June to August.

The moth is found in damp locations throughout the British Isles.
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