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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare, no recent record.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: May.

Forewing: 4-6mm.

Foodplant: Elm.

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 recorded19671967
Number of records714
Number of individuals00
Unique positions48
Unique locations510
Adult records00
Immature records24

For the region, we have a total of 14 records from 10 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0499 Coleophora limosipennella 02 gen det P Sterling
© Jenny Seawright
0499 Coleophora limosipennella 01 adult ex case
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

For further information refer UK Moths.
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