Coleophora lithargyrinella
Coleophora lithargyrinella
Larval case • Weston, South Devon • © Oliver Wadsworth

37.04 BF524

Coleophora lithargyrinella

Zeller, 1849

Wingspan 11-13.5 mm.

This moth is very widespread throughout Britain, but is found sparingly and locally.

The larval case is very distinctive when fully grown as it is a pale pink colour and has a double dorsal keel.

The moth is univoltine - being found in June and July. It favours two habitats, being found in coastal areas, where sea campion (Silene maritima) grows, or woodland - where its foodplant is stitchwort (Stellaria spp.).

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