Field Tip Details

Species585 Coleophora maritimella, Newman, 1873
Taxon stageLarva
Time of yearJanuary
FoodplantsSea-rush, Juncus maritimus
TipDuring the winter months the cases are to be obtained from the seed-heads. The larvae form their cases in the seed capsules and are difficult to discover unless they are rubbed off the plant over paper, when those tenanted by larvae will be seen walking away (Moncreaff). [Tutt]
Submitted byTony PrichardTip statusChecked
CreatedTue 28-Nov-2006Last updatedTue 28-Nov-2006