Recent Status: A common species with few records owing to the constraints on identification.
Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light. It can be found from May to August. The larvae feed on the seeds of Juncus species. After feeding initially inside a seed they construct a silken case covered with pieces if seed fragments.. The larvae hibernate and pupate on the ground.
Identification: This is a small Coleophora species with a variable cream to greyish ochre colour and an often indistinct stripy pattern. They can be identified by genitalia dissection or from the larval case and foodplant. More Info
Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required
Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum and gen. det. of bred moth is
Recorded in 9 (16%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1987. Last Recorded in 2019. Additional Stats