Coleophora trigeminella
Coleophora trigeminella
Larval case on Crataegus • Namur, Belgium • © Jean-Yves Baugn

37.019 BF502
Coleophora trigeminella

Fuchs, 1881


Wingspan c. 10mm.

A somewhat local species frequenting mainly the south-eastern counties of England, and virtually unrecorded for much of the 20th century, it has been found in a number of places since 1988.

The larvae construct a reddish brown cylindrical case from silk from which they feed on mainly the buds of their chosen foodplants, hawthorn (crataegus) and apple ( Malus).

The adult moths have ochreous forewings with acreamy costal streak. They fly in June but are quite difficult to come by.
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