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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: pRDB2

Local Status: Very rare resident.

Local Record: Grade G adult, 3 leaf-mine   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 7.5-10mm.

Foodplant: Dyer's Greenweed.

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 recorded18781878
Year last recorded20072007
Number of records816
Number of individuals54108
Unique positions714
Unique locations48
Adult records12
Immature records714

For the region, we have a total of 16 records from 8 sites. Earliest record on file is in 1878.


0538 Coleophora vibicella 02 larval case
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation
0538 Coleophora vibicella 01
© M Parsons/Butterfly Conservation

Species Account

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

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