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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 4-5mm.

Foodplant: Compact Rush, Soft-rush, Hard Rush and Saltmarsh Rush.

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 recorded191320051913
Year last recorded200820052008
Number of records25356
Number of individuals16440
Unique positions19242
Unique locations21246
Adult records16338
Immature records204

For the region, we have a total of 56 records from 46 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1913.


0582 Coleophora glaucicolella 02 (ID gen. det.)
© Jenny Seawright
0582 Coleophora glaucicolella 01 case on Juncus maritimus
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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