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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mid Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 4-6mm.

Foodplant: Blackthorn, Apple, Cherry and Hawthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2009198120122012
Year last recorded2014201320122012
Number of records91011
Number of individuals9811
Unique positions31011
Unique locations31011
Adult records9311
Immature records0700

For the county, we have a total of 21 records from 15 sites. First recorded in 1981.


37.014 Coleophora coracipennella 01
© Ian Marshall, 27 Jul 2020

Species Account

Similar species: Other Coleophoras, especially 0495 spinella, and 0494a prunifoliae not yet recorded in Yorkshire.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species and C. spinella (Schrank) were formerly regarded as one under the name nigricella (Stephens) ('Abundant everywhere' (Porritt, 1907)). There are few confirmed records of either moth and more recording is needed to determine their relative frequencies.

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