Morley’s Final Catalogue: Hemley, discovered by the Bishop who bred it in 1934-5.
Recent Status: A common species that is probably under-recorded in Suffolk owing to identification constraints.
Life Style: A single brooded species that flies during June, July and August and comes to light. The larvae feed on seeds of Juncus species. They hibernate and continue feeding in spring before pupating.
Identification: This is a small pale species with paler striping. It is similar to many other species of Coleophora. It can be identified by genitalia dissection. The larvae build a silken case for the second instar onwards. It is similar to that of C. alticolella. 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 11 (19%) of 58 10k Squares. First Recorded in 1934. Last Recorded in 2021. Additional Stats