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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5.5-6.5mm.

Foodplant: Hemp-agrimony, Common Fleabane and Ploughman's-spikenard.

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 recorded19831983
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records3774
Number of individuals2244
Unique positions3366
Unique locations2958
Adult records1122
Immature records2346

For the region, we have a total of 74 records from 58 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1983.


0555 Coleophora follicularis 03 ex case Pulicaria
© Jenny Seawright
0555 Coleophora follicularis 02 case on Eupatorium
© Jenny Seawright
0555 Coleophora follicularis 01 on Eupatorium
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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

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