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Photo © Melissa Banthorpe,  Case on Greater Stitchwort Stockgrove CP/Bakers Wood 28/05/2016

Immature stages

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Coleophora solitariella
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Coleophora lithargyrinella

Zeller, 1849524 / 37.040

The larvae feed in a portable case on Greater Stitchwort Stellaria holostea and also Chickweeds cerastium Species and Silene species. Great care needs to be taken to check that it is the case of this species and not the close relative Coleophora solitariella. There are slight differences in feeding and the final instar case.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 1 (5%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2016.
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Date#VC10k Area
28/05/2016130SP92 - Leighton Buzzard, Totternhoe
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Wingspan: 11-13.5 mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Sea campion, Stitchwort
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
 Immature Adult
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