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Coleophora conyzae
Spikenard Case-bearer

Zeller, 1868521 / 37.036

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light. They can be found from June to August. The larvae mine leaves of Pulicaria dysenterica, Inula conyzae and I. helenium. they pupate attached to the stem of the foodplant.

Identification: The moth is a strongly striped species. The female is a yellowish ochre with white stripes the male a greyish brown with white stripes. They can be identified by genitalia dissection.
The larvae mine large blotches in the leaves and will construct cases from a piece of the blotch. The case last used will remain affixed to the blotch. The case is laterally flattened. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) 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 2006.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Staverton Park Suffolk - Raymond A Watson
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/07/2021326TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
13/06/2018826TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
13/07/2017125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
14/07/2015+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
21/06/20061025TM36 - Peasenhall/Saxmundham
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Wingspan: 12-16 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Ploughman’s Spikenard, Common Fleabane
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
 Immature Adult
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