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Coleophora lineolea
Woundwort Case-bearer (Haworth, 1828)
Coleophoridae
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Photo © Jim Swalwell,  16/04/2022 - Hockwold / Weeting

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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
Status
Widespread.
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.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
21/06/2024128TL79Mundford
15/06/2024128TF74Thornham
11/05/2024128TL79Cranwich
11/05/2024228TF92Stibbard
04/05/2024128TL99Thompson Water
29/10/2023128TL99Thompson
25/09/2023228TL99Wayland Wood
06/09/2023+28TL79Cranwich
05/09/2023128TF92North Elmham
01/09/2023128TF63Dersingham
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