Main: (Coleophoridae / Coleophorinae)
37.031 [B&F: 0514] Coleophora ahenella Heinemann, [1876]

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Na) on chalk downland and heathland in south-central England, where restricted to Hampshire and adjoining counties. In Hampshire recorded from the New Forest, where cases are found on trunks of Alder Buckthorn, and on the chalk, where found in small numbers in scrub containing Buckthorn. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 10-13 mm. The main confusion species is C. potentillae but usually slightly larger and with small differences in the coloration of the inner side of the labial palpus and the hindleg (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva mines leaves of Buckthorn or Alder Buckthorn, living within a movable case; case length 5.5-7 mm.

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Alresford12015/07/2001Larval feeding signs
Ash Warren12102/10/2004Mine
Bramdean Common12008/10/1996Case
Chilbolton Down12020/09/1980Case
Chilbolton Down12120/08/1991Case
Culverley, New Forest11104/07/2002Case
King's Somborne11102/09/1990Case
Leckford12005/11/2007Larval feeding signs
Leckford12114/07/1985Case
Leckford12628/09/1980Case
Leckford12306/10/1979Case
Matley Bog1101982Not recorded
Matley Bog11106/09/1982Case
New Forest11104/07/2002Case
Portsdown11006/10/1999Case
St Catherine's Hill 11124/09/2003Case
Chilbolton12012/09/2002Case
Sparsholt11114/10/1984Case
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