Main: (Coleophoridae / Coleophorinae)
37.026 [B&F: 0509] Coleophora violacea (Ström, 1783)

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) in open woodland, parks and scrubland throughout much of Britain, except for the far north of Scotland and the Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland. In Hampshire apparently rather scarce, typical finds being of single cases or single moths at light; an empty case was found on the Isle of Wight in 1995. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the fact that the larva of this species is highly polyphagous means that cases are difficult to find. Wingspan 9-11 mm. Larva mines leaves of deciduous trees and shrubs, living within a movable case. The case is very similar to that of C. potentillae.

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Botley Wood11117/09/1994Case
Botley Wood11110/09/1987Case
Botley Wood11226/08/1985Case
Broughton Down11116/05/2000Adult
Cowdown Copse12018/06/1999Adult
Emer Bog NR11118/10/1986Case
Emer Bog NR11003/10/1982Case
Fleet12013/06/2004Mine
Fleet12116/09/2005Larval
Hamstead, IoW10110/06/1995Mine (vacated)
Havant Thicket11126/10/1986Case
Havant Thicket11123/06/1998Adult
Havant Thicket11221/10/1979Case
Havant Thicket11018/10/1980Case
Botley11115/10/2012Larval
West Walk, Wickham11125/07/1982Case
Sparsholt11118/10/1986Case
Yateley Heath Wood12114/06/2003Larval
Yately Common Country Park12123/09/1994Case
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