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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: -

Forewing: 3-4mm.

Foodplant: Heather and Bell-heather.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19981859188319842013
Year last recorded19992010201320122013
Number of records23522
Number of individuals01322
Unique positions13522
Unique locations13421
Adult records02110
Immature records21412

For the county, we have a total of 14 records from 11 sites. First recorded in 1859.


37.028 Coleophora juncicolella 04 larval case on heather
© Andy Nunn
37.028 Coleophora juncicolella 03 larval case on heather
© Andy Nunn
37.028 Coleophora juncicolella 02 larval case on heather
© Charles Fletcher
37.028 Coleophora juncicolella 01 larval case on heather
© Charles Fletcher

Species Account

Most records are of larval cases.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC61. Skipwith Common, 2.5.1998, larval cases swept from heather (HEB). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 69, 2013: Now recorded from all five Yorkshire vice-counties.
VC65. Grimston Moor, case swept from heather, 16.5.2013 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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