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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: Hedge Woundwort, Black Horehound, White Horehound and Betony.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1991199718832012
Year last recorded2014201120142014
Number of records352312
Number of individuals221302
Unique positions162181
Unique locations152181
Adult records332182
Immature records20120

For the county, we have a total of 70 records from 36 sites. First recorded in 1883.


37.038 Coleophora lineolea 06 larval feeding signs
© Andy Nunn
37.038 Coleophora lineolea 04 larval case
© Andy Nunn
37.038 Coleophora lineolea 03 adult ex case on Stachys
© Dave Shenton
37.038 Coleophora lineolea 02 larval case on Stachys
© Dave Shenton
37.038 Coleophora lineolea 01 larval case on Stachys
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Recorded from vice-counties 61 to 64, rather thinly except in VC63 where it is widespread and locally common, cases are most frequently found in hedge woundwort.

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