Main: (Coleophoridae / Coleophorinae)
37.041 [B&F: 0546] Coleophora genistae Stainton, 1857


Nationally scarce (Na) in rough grassland, damp heathland, mosses and moorland in England northwards to Loch Ness, Scotland; rare in North Wales (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire virtually restricted to the New Forest and, in the north of the county, Bartley Heath. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight since 1969. Wingspan 11-13 mm. Very similar to C. saturatella. 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 Petty Whin, living within a movable case, often several together.

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Godshill (SZ58)01-May-1969-Chalmers-Hunt, JMCase
Godshill (SZ58)04-Jul-1969sevenEmmet, AMLarval
VC11 South Hampshire
Ocknell Plain, New Forest (SU21)06-May-1999-Green, DG; Parsons, MSLarval
Fritham (SU21)25-Jul-2001-Langmaid, JR; Elliott, B; Goater, BCase
Goatspen Plain (SU20)18-May-2003twoNorriss, TJCase
Holmsley Inclosure, New Forest (SU20)16-May-2004-Green, DG; Norriss, TJLarval
Fritham (SU21)23-May-2006-Green, DG; Clarke, SALarval
Hiscocks Hill (SU21)10-Jun-2006-Green, DGLarval
Holmsley (SU20)03-May-2008threeGreen, DGLarval
Holmsley Inclosure, New Forest (SU20)03-May-2008threeGreen, DGLarval
Millyford Bridge (SU20)22-Apr-2011twoDavis, AMCase
Longwater Lawn (SU30)04-Jun-2012oneGodfrey, KLarval tube
VC12 North Hampshire
Bartley Heath (SU75)21-Apr-1985-Langmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, ECCase
Bartley Heath (SU75)07-Jun-1987-Langmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, ECCase
Silchester Common (SU66)26-May-1991-Langmaid, JR; Heckford, RJ; Baker, BR; Robbins, JCase
Bartley Heath (SU75)22-May-1999-Dobson, AHCase
Bartley Heath (SU75)17-May-200318Dobson, AHLarval
Bartley Heath (SU75)15-May-2004twoEdmunds, RDLarval
Bartley Heath (SU75)13-Feb-2006-Langmaid, JR; Edmunds, RDCase
Bartley Heath (SU75)01-Nov-2007oneEdmunds, RD; Boswell, PACase

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