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37.015 (BF493)

Common Case-bearer   

Coleophora serratella
Adult: 4
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present September-May, adults June-August.

Larval foodplants

Alder spp, birch spp, Hazel, Elm spp, Hornbeam.  Occasionally apple spp, Rowan, Common Whitebeam, Swedish Whitebeam, Goat Willow.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Monreith, Wigtownshire, during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found at Kirkconnell on 1st July 1977 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen also at National Museums Scotland, with the Dumfriesshire first being of feeding signs on Alnus on a fixed case found at Caerlaverock on 10th July 1982 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.

55 record(s) from 15 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2022 2022

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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