Species Account

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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:


Foodplant: Heather and Bell-heather.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded1998188318831883
Year last recorded2009201320131883
Number of records68151
Number of individuals202850
Unique positions47151
Unique locations36151
Adult records14100
Immature records5220

For the county, we have a total of 30 records from 25 sites. First recorded in 1883.


37.055 Coleophora pyrrhulipennella 02
© Terry Box, 31 May 2018
37.055 Coleophora pyrrhulipennella 01
© Charlie Streets, 28 May 2008

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely recorded where there is a good growth of heather but unrecorded in VC65.

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