Coleophora taeniipennella
Coleophora taeniipennella
Adult • East Ross, Scotland • © Nigel Richards

37.074 BF581

Coleophora taeniipennella

Herrich-Schäffer, 1855

Wingspan 9-12 mm.

This moth is found in damp habitats throughout the British Isles. The larval foodplants are various Juncus species, most commonly Jointed Rush and Sharp-flowered Rush.

The larvae feed on the seeds and create a silken case with the seed husk around it.

The adult moths fly in a single generation in June and July.
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