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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade G   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 3.5-4.5mm.

Foodplant: Sea Rush.

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 recorded188519981885
Year last recorded200519982005
Number of records9120
Number of individuals1512
Unique positions5112
Unique locations7116
Adult records102
Immature records408

For the region, we have a total of 20 records from 16 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1885.


0585 Coleophora maritimella 03 larval case
© Jack Oughton
0585 Coleophora maritimella 01 case on Juncus maritima
© Jenny Seawright
0585 Coleophora maritimella 02 ex case on J maritima
© Jenny Seawright

Species Account

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