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Photo © Oliver Wadsworth,  Case on Greater Stitchwort. Weston VC3. 2012

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Coleophora lithargyrinella
Sandy Case-bearer

Zeller, 1849524 / 37.040

Rare, with just one record from Worcestershire.

Stellaria holostea, with larva mining leaves from September to May, making white blotches. Case at first formed from leaf mine, later extended with ochreous silk.

Verification Grade Comment: Case: Photo to show mouth angle & 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 7 (5%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 11-13.5 mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Stitchwort
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
21/05/20191VC40 - ShropshireSO49
19/04/20142VC40 - ShropshireSJ22 -
18/04/20142VC40 - ShropshireSJ23 -
17/04/20142VC40 - ShropshireSJ22 -
29/04/20112VC37 - WorcestershireSO73
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