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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Rare and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jun-Jul.

Forewing: 5-6mm.

Foodplant: Hawthorn, Apple and Blackthorn.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded20011996198220042002
Year last recorded20091996201420142014
Number of records411753
Number of individuals403073
Unique positions411532
Unique locations411532
Adult records31622
Immature records101131

For the county, we have a total of 30 records from 25 sites. First recorded in 1982.


37.016 Coleophora spinella 04 second larval case on apple
© Andy Nunn
37.016 Coleophora spinella 03 first larval case on apple
© Andy Nunn
37.016 Coleophora spinella 02
© Andy Nunn
37.016 Coleophora spinella 01 larval case
© Charles Fletcher, 1 Jul 2002

Species Account

Similar species: Other Coleophoras, especially 0494 coracipennella, and 0494a prunifoliae not yet recorded in Yorkshire.

Beaumont, 2002:
VC62. Potto, scarce on hawthorn (AME). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC61. Holme-on-Spalding Moor, 25.7.2001 det. HEB (EDC). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC64. Askham Bog, larval case May 2004, moth reared (JOHS); Ellington Banks, 21.7.2004 det. HEB (CHF, JCW, SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.
VC65. High Batts NR, case on hawthorn 1.7.2002, moth emerged 5.7.2002 det. HEB (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

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