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National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: Herbaceous plants including Wild Basil, Wild Marjoram, Self-heal, Ground-ivy and Mint.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded186818831883
Year last recorded186820151883
Number of records1151
Number of individuals090
Unique positions181
Unique locations181
Adult records191
Immature records060

For the county, we have a total of 17 records from 10 sites. First recorded in 1868.


0515 Coleophora albitarsella 03 larval case
© Dave Shenton
0515 Coleophora albitarsella 02 larval feeding signs on Glechoma
© Dave Shenton
0515 Coleophora albitarsella 01 larval case on Glechoma
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Rossington, 14.7.1992, 15.7.1997 (RIH). First County record in over one hundred years.

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