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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade G adult, 3 larvae   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 4.5-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Birch.

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 recorded198719931987
Year last recorded200820042008
Number of records13332
Number of individuals14130
Unique positions12330
Unique locations11226
Adult records408
Immature records9324

For the region, we have a total of 32 records from 26 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1987.


0496 Coleophora milvipennis 01 on Betula
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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