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37.084 (BF566)

Speckled Case-bearer   

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

Recording method

Frequent on waste ground.

Life cycle

Larvae present September-June, adults July-August.

Larval foodplants

Orache spp and goosefoot spp especially Fat-hen but not Sea Purslane.


The first for Scotland and 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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