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Coleophora lithargyrinella

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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: VC62. Raincliffe Wood, larvae common on chickweed ('Stellaria') (Wilkinson, 1868). VC63. Sheffield by H. T. Stainton (Porritt, 1883-6).

Argus 66, 2012: This is the first Yorkshire record since the middle of the nineteenth century.

VC62. Thatchmire Farm, Eskavon, 6.8.2012 gen. det. RWo (SF).

Verification Grade Comment: Case: Photo to show mouth angle & keel, otherwise = C4

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum is required.

Recorded in 3 (2%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1868.
Last Recorded in 2012.
Additional Stats

< Coleophora hemerobiella  |  Coleophora genistae >
Wingspan: 11-13.5 mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Stitchwort
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/2012162NZ71 - Staithes
01/01/1883 to 31/12/1886+63SK38 - Sheffield
1868+62SE98 - Wykeham
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