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Coleophora lutarea

(Haworth, 1828)487 / 37.002
=Metriotes lutarea

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Probably pretty generally distributed; on stitchwort. Copdock
Bentley in 1932 (Whit); Ipswich in 1900 (Mly).

Recent Status: A rare Suffolk species.

Life Style: A single brooded species that flies by day during April, May and June. The larvae feed on the seeds of Stellaria holostea. They do not feed from a case but use an excised seed pod as protection whilst moving to a pupation site. They pupate by boring into a tree as the location for pupation.

Identification: A small species with shining ochreous grey forewings that are relatively broad for a Coleophora species. They hold their wings flat at rest and can be found at flowers of Stellaria holostea during spring. If necessary the identity can be confirmed by genitalia dissection. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

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

Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/05/2024325TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
08/05/20231025TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
08/05/2022425TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
13/05/2020325TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
20/05/2019125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
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Wingspan: 9-11mm
Flight: May
Foodplant:   Greater Stitchwort
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Case: C2
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]
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