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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Thistles and Knapweeds.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19041859188320061991
Year last recorded20142010201320111991
Number of records2253421
Number of individuals2021620
Unique positions642221
Unique locations742221
Adult records181210
Immature records313011

For the county, we have a total of 64 records from 36 sites. First recorded in 1859.


37.106 Coleophora paripennella 04 larval case
© Andy Nunn
37.106 Coleophora paripennella 03 larval case on Centaurea
© Dave Shenton
37.106 Coleophora paripennella 02 larval case and feeding signs
© Dave Shenton
37.106 Coleophora paripennella 01 case
© Dave Shenton

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded and often common throughout vice-counties 61 to 64, unrecorded in VC65.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC65. Seata Quarry, Thornton Rust, larval cases on Knapweed 25.5.1991 (K.G. Payne). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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