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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: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 4-6mm.

Foodplant: Sallow or Willow spp, Bog Myrtle.

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 recorded188519931885
Year last recorded201019932010
Number of records36276
Number of individuals23046
Unique positions32268
Unique locations29160
Adult records17034
Immature records14232

For the region, we have a total of 76 records from 60 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0504 Coleophora lusciniaepennella 03 larval case
© Jack Oughton
0504 Coleophora lusciniaepennella 02 larval case
© Jack Oughton
0504 Coleophora lusciniaepennella 01 larval case
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

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

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