Main: (Coleophoridae / Coleophorinae)
37.043 [B&F: 0548] Coleophora niveicostella Zeller, 1839


Rare (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) on dry grassland and downland in England, south of a line from the Severn to Humber estuaries. In Hampshire known from a handful of sites, including Porton Down, Oxenbourne, Broughton Down and Leckford. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 11-13 mm. A fairly distinctive coleophorid, the main features being a clear white costal streak and white unringed antenna. Larva mines leaves of Wild Thyme, living within a movable case; case length 7-8 mm.

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Detail records

VC11 South Hampshire
Broughton Down (SU23)1700---
Broughton Down (SU23)1971-Ffennell, DWH-
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)05-Jul-1975twoDickson, RJAdult
Broughton Down (SU23)26-Jun-2012-Elliott, BAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Leckford (SU33)09-Jul-1981oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DHAdult
Leckford (SU33)07-Jul-1985oneLangmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, PHAdult
Leckford (SU33)14-Jul-1985twoLangmaid, JR; Pelham-Clinton, EC; Sterling, DHAdult
Porton Down (SU23)01-Jul-2000-Green, DGAdult

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