02498 Large Clover Case-bearer Coleophora trifolii, (Curtis, 1832)

BF0516 (ABH37.033)


General Information

This is one of the larger of the four metallic bronzy-green Coleophoridae.


The larvae form black cases from seedpods (several pods may be joined together).

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.
Flies during the day

Wingspan: 15-20 mm
Foodplant(s): Ribbed Melilot (Melilotus officinalis), Tall Melilot (Melilotus altissima)
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Rough grassland, wasteland and roadside verges.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Small Clover Case-bearer Coleophora alcyonipennella