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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:


Foodplant: Deciduous trees and shrubs.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2014188318831883
Year last recorded2014188320141883
Number of records1141
Number of individuals2020
Unique positions1141
Unique locations1141
Adult records0000
Immature records1030

For the county, we have a total of 7 records from 7 sites. First recorded in 1883.


0509 Coleophora violacea 02 larva
© Andy Nunn
0509 Coleophora violacea 01 larva
© Andy Nunn

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Records are thinly scattered in vice-counties 62 to 65 but all are dated before 1920.

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