Irish moths

Coleophora glaucicolella

Family: Coleophoridae

582     *     Coleophora glaucicolella

Specimen identified by Ken Bond.
Can only be separated from 584 C. alticolella by gen.det

Wingspan: 10-12mm.
Flight time: June-August. Common, often coastal

Food plant: Juncus spp. including J. inflexus, J. gerardii and J. maritimus
Mine: Larvae feed Sept-May from within a pale-buff case. The case very similar to that of C. alticolella but the larvae can be differentiated.

See Coleophora alticolella/glaucicolella - larval case

Coleophora glaucicolella

Coleophora glaucicolella
Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2011

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