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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Fairly common and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Evergreen Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19971998198219702012
Year last recorded20122013201320132014
Number of records8429185
Number of individuals9427215
Unique positions6323102
Unique locations632482
Adult records7425175
Immature records10410

For the county, we have a total of 64 records from 43 sites. First recorded in 1970.


37.007 Coleophora flavipennella 03 larval case
© Andy Nunn
37.007 Coleophora flavipennella 02
© Andy Nunn, gen. det. Charlie Fletcher
37.007 Coleophora flavipennella 01 larval case
© Charles Fletcher, 30 May 2002

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Thornton Ellers, 12.7.1997; Wheldrake Wood, 16.7.1997 det. HEB (ASE); Skipwith Common, 8.7.2000 det. HEB (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

VC62. Slingsby Bank Wood, 11.7.1998 det. HEB (MRB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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