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37.044 (BF547)

Lotus Case-bearer   

Coleophora discordella
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Larvae present August-May, adults May-August.

Larval foodplants

Bird’s-foot-trefoil species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at an unknown site in Kirkcudbrightshire by a person unknown prior to 1996 (MOGBI data), while the first for Wigtownshire was of larvae found on Bird’s-foot Trefoil at Airyolland Lodge on Luce Bay on 24th April 2011.

7 record(s) from 4 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2013 2019

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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