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37.047 [B&F: 0520] Coleophora amethystinella Ragonot, 1885

 

Notes: Vulnerable (proposed as a future Red Data Book species) and known until recently from just two sites on grassland close to the sea in Essex, Fingringhoe Wick and Little Oakley. In Hampshire one was found on Portsdown Hill in 2005 and this remains the sole Hampshire record to date. Not recorded from the Isle of Wight to date. Wingspan 14-18 mm. Flies in afternoon sunshine. Differs from other similarly coloured species in having no white at the apex of the antenna (MBGBI Vol 3). Larva feeds within seedpods of Smooth Tare, living within a movable case; case length 9-11 mm.

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