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Coleophora solitariella
Ochreous Case-bearer

Zeller, 1849525 / 37.100

Locally common resident in colonies along old lanes and trackways and sometimes, but less often, in open woodland.

Stellaria holostea with larva feeding from September to May in a tubular, trivalved, whitish-grey case, making white blotches.

Verification Grade Comment: Case: Photo of mouth angle and keel, otherwise C4

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum is required.

Recorded in 23 (16%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1859.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: June / July
Foodplant:   Greater Stitchwort and Sea Campion
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/05/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO89
11/05/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSO89
05/10/20171VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
19/06/20171VC37 - WorcestershireSO98
12/05/20151VC37 - WorcestershireSO84
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