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Coleophora lineolea
Woundwort Case-bearer (Haworth, 1828)
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Wingspan: 11-14.5 mm
Flight: June to August
Foodplant:   Hedge Woundwort, Black Horehound, White Horehound and Betony
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2/4  Case: C2
The species is found most places where the preferred foodplants occurs.

Fresh specimens should be identifiable by appearance with its distinctive yellowish ochre veins. Similar to other species including Coleophora conyzae.

If in any doubt, genitalia examination (gen. det.) required.

Larvae forms a distinctive case made of rings of a mined leaf.

Verification Grade Comment: Case: If on Lambs-ear (Stachys byzantina) = C1

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

Recorded in 37 (50%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 10 Records
04/05/2024128TL99Thompson Water
25/09/2023228TL99Wayland Wood
05/09/2023128TF92North Elmham
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