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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-mid Aug.

Forewing: 6-8mm.

Foodplant: Ploughman's-spikenard and Common Fleabane.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2008199520112011
Year last recorded2014201320112011
Number of records541111
Number of individuals701811
Unique positions5811
Unique locations5811
Adult records54711
Immature records0400

For the county, we have a total of 67 records from 15 sites. First recorded in 1995.


37.098 Coleophora inulae 02 larval case on fleabane
© Andy Nunn
37.098 Coleophora inulae 01 case on Fleabane
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Beaumont, 2002:
VC63. Rossington, 16.7.1995 conf. J.R. Langmaid (RIH). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 56, 2008:
VC61. Spurn NNR, 26.7.2008 gen. det. (BRS). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.


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