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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Common and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Birch, Elm, Alder and Hazel and other deciduous trees.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded19911859188318831883
Year last recorded20142014201420142015
Number of records4425884521
Number of individuals221161153449
Unique positions1922672915
Unique locations1722652812
Adult records27114137
Immature records1721733113

For the county, we have a total of 223 records from 144 sites. First recorded in 1859.


37.015 Coleophora serratella 06 larval case
© Andy Nunn
37.015 Coleophora serratella 05 larval case
© Andy Nunn
37.015 Coleophora serratella 04 larval case
© Andy Nunn
37.015 Coleophora serratella 03 bred from larva
© Derek Parkinson
37.015 Coleophora serratella 02 larval case and feeding signs
© Charles Fletcher
37.015 Coleophora serratella 01 larval case
© Charles Fletcher, 25 Apr 2002

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widespread and abundant throughout all five vice-counties.

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