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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and thinly distributed resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 4.5-6.5mm.

Foodplant: Hedge Woundwort, Black Horehound, White Horehound and Betony.

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 recorded18741874
Year last recorded20092009
Number of records2754
Number of individuals2346
Unique positions1938
Unique locations2040
Adult records1734
Immature records714

For the region, we have a total of 54 records from 40 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1874.


0522 Coleophora lineolea 05
© Paul Harris
0522 Coleophora lineolea 04 ex case Stachys
© Jenny Seawright
0522 Coleophora lineolea 03 on Stachys sylvatica
© Jenny Seawright
0522 Coleophora lineolea 02 on Stachys sylvatica
© Jenny Seawright
0522 Coleophora lineolea 01 case
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

Species Account

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