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37.016 (BF495)

Apple & Plum Case-bearer   

Coleophora spinella
Adult: 4
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae present September-May, adults June-July.

Larval foodplants

Hawthorn spp, apple spp; less often on Pear, Blackthorn, Dwarf Cherry, Rowan, Common Whitebeam, Cotoneaster spp.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, during 2003. No records from Dumfriesshire or Wigtownshire.

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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