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37.029 (BF511)

Pale Birch Case-bearer   

Coleophora orbitella
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare. Nationally Scarce B.


Flies in late afternoon.

Life cycle

Larvae present July-April, adults May-July

Larval foodplants

Birch and alder species.

History 1860-2010

First for Dumfries & Galloway was of a pupa found at the Black Steps, Glen Trool (VC73) on 30th May 2017, which emerged on 12th June 2017.

1 record(s) from 1 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2018

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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