02500 Small Clover Case-bearer Coleophora alcyonipennella, (Kollar, 1832)

BF0517 (ABH37.035)


General Information

This is one of several very similar Coleophora species which can only reliably be distinguished by genital dissection.


The adults have a metallic bronzy-green/purple sheen at the apex of forewing.


Although both this species and C. frischella are on the British list, C. frischella has only been recorded a handful of times from the west of Britain.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.

Wingspan: 11.5-14.5mm
Foodplant(s): clovers (Trifolium spp.)
Flying: Two generations, May-June and August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Rough grass and roadside verges.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Large Clover Case-bearer Coleophora trifolii
Clover Case-bearer Coleophora frischella