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37.072 (BF578)

Wood-rush Case-bearer   

Coleophora otidipennella
Adult: 4
Larval Case: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Can be disturbed from its foodplant.

Life cycle

Larvae present June-April, adults April-June.

Larval foodplants

Flowers of Field Wood-rush or Heath Wood-rush.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Abbey Burn Foot, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 30th May 1965 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton, while the first for Dumfriesshire was of two caught by sweeping at Craigmichan Scars, Selcoth, Moffat on 11th July 2014.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014 2020

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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