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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-mid Jul.

Forewing: 4.5-5.5mm.

Foodplant: Rose spp.

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 recorded18851885
Year last recorded20102010
Number of records3774
Number of individuals1938
Unique positions3162
Unique locations2856
Adult records714
Immature records1938

For the region, we have a total of 74 records from 56 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0491 Coleophora gryphipennella 02 larval case on Dog Rose
© Dave Shenton
0491 Coleophora gryphipennella 01 feeding damage
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

Species Account

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