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Coleophora vestianella

Checklist Number
37.087 [B&F: 0572]

Record requires retention of specimen until confirmed, and may require dissection. Consult with CMR if unsure


Authority:(Linnaeus, 1758)

Nationally scarce (Na) in parts of England and Scotland, including the Breckland district of East Anglia and the Lancashire sand-hills, and recently found in the Isles of Scilly, Bedfordshire, north Lincolnshire, south-west Yorkshire, the Firth of Forth and Shetland; the most local and least common of the coleophorids that feed on Chenopodiaceae (MBGBI Vol 3). Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1935 and never in Hampshire. Wingspan 12-14.5 mm. Larva feeds on seeds of Common Orache, living within a movable case. Case indistinguishable from those of C. saxicolella, C. sternipennella and C. vestianella.

VC10 Isle of Wight

Site Date Quantity Recorder Stage
Yarmouth (SZ38)1850-IWGAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)1900-K G BlairAdult
Whippingham (SZ59)01/08/1935-S WakelyAdult