Main: (Coleophoridae / Coleophorinae)
37.027 [B&F: 0513] Coleophora potentillae Elisha, 1885

 

Local in rough grassland, damp woodland, fens, ditches and woodland rides in England, south of a line from Lincolnshire to Herefordshire, central and western Scotland, and western Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there are scattered records throughout, but most frequent at Leckford, Botley Wood, Teg Down and Emer Bog. Wingspan 8-9.5 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva mines leaves of Agrimony, Meadowsweet, Wild Strawberry, Cinquefoil, Dog-rose, Dewberry, Common Rock-rose, Grey Willow and Birch, living within a movable case. In Hampshire the majority of cases are found on rosaceous herbs and shrubs. he case is very similar to that of C. violacea.

Flightime guide
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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)10-Jun-1938oneFord, LTCase
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)12-Jun-1938oneFord, LTCase
Parkhurst Forest (SZ49)13-Jun-1938oneFord, LTCase
Newtown Ranges (SZ49)18-Sep-1977-Emmet, AM; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Bradley, JD; Uffen, RWJCase
Reeth Bay, Niton (SZ57)23-May-1997-Biggs, DTMine
Reeth Bay, Niton (SZ57)23-May-1997-Biggs, David Mine
Medina (SZ59)06-Sep-2003-Biggs, David Larval
VC11 South Hampshire
Botley Wood (SU50)12-Oct-1978-Langmaid, JohnCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)05-Nov-1978oneLangmaid, JohnCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)25-Sep-1979-Langmaid, JohnCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)21-Oct-1979-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)20-Sep-1980-Langmaid, JR; Heckford, RJCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)18-Oct-1980-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Emer Bog NR (SU32)03-Oct-1982-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)06-Oct-1983-Langmaid, JohnCase
Botley Wood (SU50)10-Nov-1984threeLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Knill-Jones, RPCase
Emer Bog NR (SU32)05-Oct-1986twoLangmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, ECCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)26-Oct-1986-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Botley Wood (SU50)10-Sep-1987oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Milford on Sea (SZ29)01-Jan-1989-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH, PH & MJLarval feeding signs
Botley Wood (SU51)03-Jun-1991twoDickson, RichardCase
Botley Wood (SU51)03-Jun-1991twoLangmaid, John & Dickson, RIchardCase
Teg Down, Winchester (SU42)14-Sep-1991-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Botley Wood (SU50)30-Sep-1991oneLangmaid, John & Dickson, RIchardCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)04-Oct-1991-Langmaid, JohnLarval feeding signs
Botley Wood (SU50)20-Sep-1992-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, PHCase
Teg Down, Winchester (SU42)05-Oct-1992-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Emer Bog NR (SU42)10-Oct-1992-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Hookheath Meadows NR, Southwick (SU60)17-Oct-1992-Langmaid, JohnLarval feeding signs
Emer Bog NR (SU32)03-Sep-1997oneLangmaid, JR; Goater, BCase
Havant Thicket (SU71)25-Feb-1998-Langmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanLarval feeding signs
Emer Bog (SU32)01-Oct-1999fourElliott, Brian Case
Emer Bog NR (SU32)02-Oct-1999oneLangmaid, JR; Dickson, RJ; Elliott, BCase
Emer Bog NR (SU32)02-Oct-1999oneDickson, RichardCase
Southleigh Forest (SU70)03-Nov-1999-Langmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanLarval feeding signs
Teg Down, Winchester (SU42)25-Oct-2001-Elliott, Brian & Langmaid, JohnCase
Emer Bog NR (SU32)22-Sep-2005-Langmaid, John & Thirlwell, IanCase
Emer Bog NR (SU32)28-Sep-2006-Elliott, Brian & Langmaid, JohnCase
West Walk (SU61)06-Jul-2007oneDickson, RichardAdult
Allbrook (SU42)03-Aug-2010-Hubble, David Mine
Highbridge (SU42)03-Aug-2010-Hubble, DSAdult
Staunton CP (SU70)17-Sep-2019oneLangmaid, JR; Thirlwell, IR; Phillips, JWCase
VC12 North Hampshire
Leckford Estate (SU33)17-Sep-1987-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Leckford Estate (SU33)13-Oct-1990-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Yateley Common (SU85)26-Mar-1993-Langmaid, JR; Goater, BLarval feeding signs
Liss (SU72)15-Nov-2001-Langmaid, John, I.R. Thirlwell & B. ElliottLarval feeding signs
Fleet Pond (SU85)13-Feb-2006-Langmaid, JR; Edmunds, RDLarval feeding signs
Faccombe (SU35)26-May-2013twoDavid Green & Susan A. ClarkeLarval

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