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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Uncommon and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Oak.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20082011198419702001
Year last recorded20142014201420142014
Number of records32252015
Number of individuals32352126
Unique positions321785
Unique locations321785
Adult records32212014
Immature records00300

For the county, we have a total of 65 records from 35 sites. First recorded in 1970.


37.005 Coleophora lutipennella 04 gen. det.
© Andy Nunn
37.005 Coleophora lutipennella 03
© Ian Marshall, 25 Jul 2020
37.005 Coleophora lutipennella 02 case
© Charlie Streets, 10 Jun 2011
37.005 Coleophora lutipennella 01 female
© Charlie Streets, 28 Jun 2011

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Old records under this name are invalid due to confusion with C flavipennella (Duponchel). The distribution and relative frequency of these two species in Yorkshire is unknown.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Hutton Conyers, 20.7.2001, 14.7.2002 det. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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