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37.061 [B&F: 0530] Coleophora lixella Zeller, 1849

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) on downland, calcareous grassland, sand-dunes and rocky slopes in parts of the British Isles, predominantly coastal in the north of its range. Restricted in Hampshire to a handful of sites, including Porton Down, Oxenbourne, Portsdown, Leckford, Micheldever Spoil Heaps, Lower Test Marshes and Broughton Down. Recorded on the Isle of Wight at Freshwater in 2011, for the first time in over a century. Wingspan 16-21 mm. Flies in afternoon sunshine and at night. Similar to Basil-thyme Case-bearer C. tricolor, but with upperside of apical portion of antenna white (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva mines leaves of Wild Thyme and various grasses, living within a movable case; case length 11 mm.

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Records Received By Year

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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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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)1900-Blair, Dr K.G.Adult
Freshwater (SZ38)25-Jun-2011oneCooke, DAdult
Walter's Copse, Newtown (SZ49)05-Jul-2013oneNorriss, TJAdult
The Needles (SZ28)03-Jul-2015onePlummer, SAdult
The Needles (SZ28)10-Jul-2015onePlummer, SAdult
Compton Down (SZ38)29-Jun-2017oneBarden, PAdult
Freshwater Bay (SZ38)29-Jun-2017fourBarden, PAdult
Compton Down (SZ38)29-Jun-2017fourBarden, PAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Southampton (SU41)1900-Fassnidge, W-
Farley Mount (SU42)1900-Fassnidge, W-
Brockenhurst (SU30)1900-Fassnidge, W-
Pitt Down, Sparsholt (SU42)1962-Uffen, RWJ-
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)05-Jul-1975oneDickson, RJAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)09-Jun-1976oneFfennell, DWHAdult
Winchester (SU43)05-Jul-1981twoSterling, DHAdult
Portsdown (SU60)20-Sep-1986oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Portsdown (SU60)23-Apr-1987oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Portsdown (SU60)23-May-1987-Langmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, ECLarval feeding signs
Lower Test Marshes NR (SU31)1993oneSterling, DHAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)01-Jul-1999twoElliott, B-
Portsdown (SU60)05-May-2000-Langmaid, JR; Elliott, BCase
Sway (SZ29)06-Jul-2013oneKeen, SAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)03-Jul-2015oneDickson, RJAdult
Southsea (SZ69)05-Jul-2015oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)05-Jul-2017oneThirlwell, IRAdult
Old Winchester Hill (SU62)05-Jul-2019oneDickson, RJAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Micheldever (SU54)1971-Ffennell, DWH-
Leckford (SU33)09-Jul-1981oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford (SU33)20-Mar-1983-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Leckford (SU33)07-Jul-1985-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PHAdult
Leckford (SU33)14-Jul-1985-Langmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford (SU33)26-Apr-1986oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHCase
Leckford (SU33)29-Jun-1986-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PH; Parsons, MSAdult
Leckford (SU33)10-Jul-1986-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford (SU33)11-Jul-1987-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford (SU33)22-Jun-1989oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford (SU33)22-Jun-1992-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Porton Down (SU23)01-Jul-2000-Green, DGAdult
Leckford (SU33)15-Jul-2002-Langmaid, JR; Elliott, BAdult
Porton Down (SU23)03-Jul-2003-Green, DGAdult
Porton Down (SU23)03-Jul-2003-Green, DGAdult
Porton Down (SU23)03-Jul-2003-Green, DGAdult
Black Wood, Micheldever (SU54)01-Jul-2008onePlant, C; Wall, MJ; Norriss, TJAdult
Andover (SU34)27-Jun-2009oneNorriss, TJAdult
Longstock (SU33)29-Jun-2010oneEvans, GCAdult
Basingstoke (SU54)06-Jul-2013oneHenwood, GAAdult

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