Monday 20 May 2013

Coleophora albicosta?

This looks most like Coleophora albicosta to me, but something about it (not sure what) is making me a little unsure of the id.  Any thoughts?


  1. Given the markings and the time of year Coleophora albicosta is the most likely. Most Coleophora species are not on the wing for at least another month (in a 'normal' season). An indication on the size would help, as albicosta is also one of the largest in the genus.

  2. It's a little over 8mm Dave, so must be at the larger end of the spectrum.