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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: -

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Sallow or Willow spp, Bog Myrtle.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19971859188320032001
Year last recorded20042010201420122013
Number of records5319148
Number of individuals4610208
Unique positions531874
Unique locations331974
Adult records402105
Immature records111542

For the county, we have a total of 49 records from 36 sites. First recorded in 1859.


37.022 Coleophora lusciniaepennella 04 larval case
© Andy Nunn
37.022 Coleophora lusciniaepennella 03 reared ex case on sallow
© Dave Shenton
37.022 Coleophora lusciniaepennella 02 larva
© Derek Parkinson
37.022 Coleophora lusciniaepennella 01 larval case
© Charles Fletcher, 19 Jul 2002

Species Account

Some records are of larval cases.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are scattered records from a number of localities in vice-counties 61 to 64, in the south of VC63 cases are found commonly both on crack willow and sallow.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Mill Deep, larval case on willow 2001 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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