Main: (Coleophoridae / Coleophorinae)
37.029 [B&F: 0511] Coleophora orbitella Zeller, 1849

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) in heaths and alder carr throughout Britain, except the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland; western and south-western Ireland (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire first recorded in 1975, from Martyr Worthy, and subsequently from Newtown Common both in northern Hampshire; since when recorded in the south-east of the county, at Botley Wood, Wickham Common and Havant Thicket. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10.5-14 mm. Like many of the Coleophora, imagines are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection, and the larvae, which live in cases of characteristic form and which can sometimes be found on the foodplant, may be easier to identify by comparison against a reference collection. Larva mines leaves of Birch and Alder, living within a movable case. In Hampshire cases have been found mainly on birch.

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Havant Thicket11102/10/2007Case
Alton12104/08/2006Adult
Botley Wood11110/09/1987Case
Botley Wood1101980Not recorded
Funtley11116/06/2006Adult
Havant Thicket11128/06/1995Adult
Havant Thicket11019/10/1981Case
Havant Thicket and The Holt11028/06/1995Adult
Kites Croft11114/06/2000Adult
Martyr Worthy12121/06/1975Adult
Merritown Heath11107/10/1999Case
Newtown Common12416/10/1988Case
Newtown Common12415/10/1988Case
Pamber Forest12315/05/2004Adult
West Walk11110/07/1991Adult
Wickham Common11129/06/2001Adult
Wickham Common11131/10/2007Case
Wickham Common11131/10/2007Case
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