Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Coleophora alticolella Zeller, 1849
Common Rush Case-bearer

Family: Coleophoridae
Checklist Number: 37.073

This species is widespread on the mainland and although it is rarely recorded here it should be more commonly found as the foodplant is abundant. Active from June to August.
It can be confused with Coleophora glaucicolella and dissection is needed to confirm the identification.

Rushes Juncus provide food for the larvae

Coleophora alticolella
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