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37.061 (BF530)

Downland Case-bearer   

Coleophora lixella
Adult: 3
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Flies by day but also comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present August-May, adults June-August.

Larval foodplants

Thyme flowers.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was an adult found at Meikle Ross, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 22 June 2015.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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