Lepidoptera Outer Hebrides

Family: Coleophoridae   Checklist Number: 37.073

Coleophora alticolella   Zeller, 1849

Common Rush Case-bearer

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.