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37.040 (BF524)

Sandy Case-bearer   

Coleophora lithargyrinella
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Life cycle

Larvae present September-May, adults June-July.

Larval foodplants

Greater Stitchwort, less often on Sea Campion, Red Campion and mouse-ear species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was of cases found near Stellaria holostea in the Wood of Cree on 25th June 2005 during a Scottish Entomologists’ gathering and bred on.

3 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2020

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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