Main: (Coleophoridae / Coleophorinae)
37.017 [B&F: 0494a] Coleophora prunifoliae Doets, 1944


Nationally scarce (Nb) in hedgerows and scrubland throughout England. In Hampshire apparently restricted to the coastal strip east of Southampton, from Brownwich and Titchfield Haven to Hayling Island. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 9-12 mm. Adults are indistinguishable externally from C. coracipennella and C. spinella and identification therefore relies on dissection of the genitalia. Larva mines leaves of Blackthorn and also Dwarf Cherry and Apple, living and feeding within a movable case; no feature is known for distinguishing cases of the three species, and the moths must therefore be bred and dissected.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

Total records
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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Niton (SZ57)06/06/2013-J R Langmaid, S M PalmerCase
VC11 South Hampshire
Botley Wood (SU51)1980-John R Langmaid-
Hilsea, Portsmouth (SU60)25/05/1981twoJ R Langmaid, D H SterlingCase
Hayling Island (SU70)07/06/1986-J R Langmaid, E C Pelham-ClintonCase
Browndown Coastal Ranges (SZ59)07/05/1990twoRichard J DicksonCase
Browndown (SZ59)07/05/1990-J R Langmaid, R J DicksonCase
Southsea (SZ69)19/07/1990oneJ R LangmaidAdult
Hookheath Meadows NR, Southwick (SU60)15/05/1992-J R LangmaidCase
Brownwich cliffs (SU50)15/05/1995-Richard J DicksonCase
Southsea (SZ69)19/07/1995oneJ R LangmaidAdult
Brownwich cliffs (SU50)16/04/1997oneRichard J DicksonCase
Great Salterns NR, Portsmouth (SU60)21/07/1997oneRichard J DicksonAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)21/07/1997oneJ R Langmaid, R J Dickson, I R ThirlwellAdult
Titchfield Haven NNR (SU50)05/05/1998fourRichard J DicksonCase
Hayling (SZ79)11/05/1998oneJ R Langmaid, I R ThirlwellCase
Brownwich cliffs (SU50)15/05/2001-Richard J DicksonCase
Warsash (SU40)16/05/2012oneJ R Langmaid, R J DicksonCase
Warsash (SU40)16/05/2012oneJohn R LangmaidCase
Southsea (SZ69)08/07/2017oneJ R LangmaidAdult
Southsea (SZ69)07/07/2018oneJ R LangmaidAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)06/07/2022oneIan ThirlwellAdult
Hurn (SZ19)07/07/2022oneMike JeffesAdult

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