Coleophora nutantella
Coleophora nutantella
Adult • Weeting, Norfolk. Reared from larva • © Ian Barton

37.105 BF550

Coleophora nutantella

Mühlig & Frey, 1857

Wingspan c. 17mm.

Distributed mostly in the southern and south-eastern counties of England, this species has also been recorded from further north, as well as in Wales.

The larva forms a tubular silken case attached to the side of a seed pod of bladder campion (Silene vulgaris and other Silene species, and feeds on the seeds within.

Adult moths are generally white with creamy-ochre longitudinal streaks and speckles of black. They occur from June to August and are attracted to light.

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