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37.083 (BF565)

Orache Case-bearer   

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

Recording method

Comes to light.  The commonest Coleophora inland.

Life cycle

Larvae present August-June, adults June-August.

Larval foodplants

Flowers of Oraches and Goosefoots (but not Sea Purslane).


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 19th July 2006.

2 record(s) from 2 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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