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Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 5-7mm.

Foodplant: Fat-hen.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC64VC65
Year first recorded200920122011
Year last recorded201420122014
Number of records3434
Number of individuals4534
Unique positions533
Unique locations633
Adult records3434
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 41 records from 12 sites. First recorded in 2009.
 

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Species Account


Similar species: Adult very similar to C. saxicolella, only reliably separated by genitalia dissection. Larval case indistinguishable from those of C. saxicolella, C. versurella and C. vestianella.

Argus 58, 2009:
VC61. Spurn NNR, five 4-18.8.2009 gen. det. (BRS); Kilnsea, gen. det. three 4 & 8.8.2009 (JWC, BRS). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): One of a number of Coleophora species that can only be reliably determined by dissection, this moth was first recorded at Spurn (VC61) in 2009.
 

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