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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Reared from larva on Eupatorium cannabinum (hemp agrimony), Pendine, Carmarthenshire, 21st May 2019. Adult emerged 28th June 2019.

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Coleophora follicularis
Agrimony Case-bearer

(Vallot, 1802)555 / 37.103

Uncommon to rare local resident in marshes, wet commons and damp woodland.

Pulicaria dysenterica, Eupatorium cannabinum with larva mining leaves from September to June in a fairly long, ochreous, tubular case.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 10 (7%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2002.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: mid-June to mid-August
Foodplant:   Hemp Agrimony, Common Fleabane and Ploughman's Spikenard
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
21/05/20023VC36 - HerefordshireSO62
21/04/200220VC36 - HerefordshireSO51
20/05/1995+VC37 - WorcestershireSO73 -
19/09/199110VC36 - HerefordshireSO43
14/06/19901VC36 - HerefordshireSO43
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