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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Apr-Jul.

Forewing: 4.5-7mm.

Foodplant: Heather and Bell-heather.

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 recorded200520102010
Number of records43494
Number of individuals1023210
Unique positions36480
Unique locations27258
Adult records26256
Immature records8220

For the region, we have a total of 94 records from 58 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0541 Coleophora pyrrhulipennella 01 larval case
© Chris Manley, 5 May 2006

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
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