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37.086 (BF568)

Pale Orache Case-bearer   

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

Life cycle

Larvae present September-May, adults June-September.

Larval foodplants

Goosefoot Chenopodium species, Grass-leaved Orache, Sea Purslane.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Auchencairn Bay, Kirkcudbrightshire, during 2002, while the first for Wigtownshire was found at Port of Counan on 21st July 2006 during a ‘Grey Daggers’ Moth Group field meeting, with the Dumfriesshire first being trapped at Kirkton on 19th July 2011.

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

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2011 2002 2011

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

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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