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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May-Jun.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Gorse.

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 recorded183019981830
Year last recorded201020102010
Number of records15114330
Number of individuals35213730
Unique positions959208
Unique locations778170
Adult records13014288
Immature records000

For the region, we have a total of 330 records from 170 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1830.


0544 Coleophora albicosta 03 case
© Jack Oughton
0544 Coleophora albicosta 02
© Julian Francis
0544 Coleophora albicosta 01
© Paul Harris

Species Account

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