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37.093 (BF559)

Pale Thistle Case-bearer   

Coleophora peribenanderi
Adult: 4
Larval Case: 4
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present September-May, adults May-August.  The case is pale, in contrast to that of Coleophora paripennellla whose case is black.

Larval foodplants

Thistle species.  Sometimes on burdock species.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Holywood, Dumfriesshire, on 19th July 1994 by A. M. Emmet.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2019 2018

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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