Main: (Coleophoridae / Coleophorinae)
37.026 [B&F: 0509] Coleophora violacea (Ström, 1783)

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) in open woodland, parks and scrubland throughout much of Britain, except for the far north of Scotland and the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland. In Hampshire apparently rather scarce, typical finds being of single cases or single moths at light; an empty case was found on the Isle of Wight in 1995. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the fact that the larva of this species is highly polyphagous means that cases are difficult to find. Wingspan 9-11 mm. Larva mines leaves of deciduous trees and shrubs, living within a movable case. The case is very similar to that of C. potentillae.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
Adult
Larval

Records Received By Year

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Hamstead (SZ49)10-Jun-1995oneBiggs, David Mine (vacated)
VC11 South Hampshire
Havant Thicket (SU71)21-Oct-1979twoLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)18-Oct-1980-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
West Walk, Wickham (SU51)25-Jul-1982oneLangmaid, JohnCase
Emer Bog NR (SU32)03-Oct-1982-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Botley Wood (SU50)26-Aug-1985twoLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
West Wood, Sparsholt (SU42)18-Oct-1986oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Emer Bog NR (SU32)18-Oct-1986oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)26-Oct-1986oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Botley Wood (SU50)10-Sep-1987oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Botley Wood (SU51)1994oneLangmaid, JR; Hoare, RJBCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)23-Jun-1998oneDickson, RichardAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)16-May-2000oneDobson, Tony Adult
Botley Wood (SU50)15-Oct-2012oneDickson, RichardLarval
VC12 North Hampshire
Yateley Common (SU85)23-Sep-1994oneLangmaid, John & Davis, TonyCase
Cowdown Copse (SU55)18-Jun-1999-Green, David G Adult
Yateley Heath (SU85)14-Jun-2003oneEdmunds, RDLarval
Fleet (SU85)13-Jun-2004-Edmunds, RDMine
Fleet (SU85)16-Sep-2005oneEdmunds, RDLarval

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