Species Account

Select species and region:



Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-mid Aug.

Forewing: 4-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Yarrow, Sneeze-wort.

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 recorded188519991885
Year last recorded200820042008
Number of records28362
Number of individuals4110
Unique positions24354
Unique locations19344
Adult records408
Immature records18240

For the region, we have a total of 62 records from 44 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0563 Coleophora argentula 01
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
Most records are of larval cases. Refer leafmines.co.uk

See background to species accounts.  Index of Vernacular names - Search - Random Species