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37.073 (BF584)

Common Rush Case-bearer   

Coleophora alticolella
Adult: 4
Larval Case: 4
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light and is easily disturbed by day.

Life cycle

Larvae present July-May, adults May-August.

Larval foodplants

Many rush (Juncus) species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at The Forest, Wigtownshire, during June 1989 by E. F. Hancock, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at an unknown site by a person unknown prior to 1996 (MOGBI data), with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Lochaber Loch on 21st June 1996.

37 record(s) from 19 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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