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Coleophora lithargyrinella
Sandy Case-bearer

Zeller, 1849524 / 37.040

Stellaria holostea, with larva mining leaves from September to May, making white blotches. Case at first formed from leaf mine, later extended with ochreous silk.

Verification Grade Comment: Case: Photo to show mouth angle & keel, otherwise = C4

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum is required.

Recorded in 9 (6%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 11-13.5 mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Stitchwort
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
13/05/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO59
06/05/2020+VC40 - ShropshireSO49
06/05/20205VC40 - ShropshireSO49
03/05/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO49
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