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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 4-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Herbaceous plants including Wild Basil, Wild Marjoram, Self-heal, Ground-ivy and Mint.

IMPORTANT - Please note that the maps and accounts are provisional, subject to change and further update.  The whole dataset still needs to go through the final verification process and it is likely that a very small number of records will not satisfy the present requirements and there are other records that have not been formally submitted.  The information is for guidance only.

Record breakdown:

Year first recorded188520061885
Year last recorded200920062009
Number of records26154
Number of individuals18138
Unique positions18138
Unique locations16134
Adult records17136
Immature records6012

For the region, we have a total of 54 records from 34 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0515 Coleophora albitarsella 02
© Gillian Nash, 23 June 2020
0515 Coleophora albitarsella 03 (conf. PSterling)
© Gillian Nash, 23 June 2020
0515 Coleophora albitarsella 01 larval case
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
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