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National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Local Status: Rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:


Foodplant: Cowberry.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded18831963
Year last recorded19942015
Number of records53
Number of individuals13
Unique positions53
Unique locations53
Adult records32
Immature records21

For the county, we have a total of 8 records from 8 sites. First recorded in 1883.


0506 Coleophora vitisella 01 Larval case
© Derek Parkinson

Species Account

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Local among cowberry on the Pennine moors.

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