Main: (Coleophoridae / Coleophorinae)
37.080 [B&F: 0564] Coleophora virgaureae Stainton, 1857

 

Notes: Nationally scarce (Nb) in woodland, grassland, cliffs, sand-dunes and saltmarshes throughout much of the British Isles, reaching the Orkney Islands, but very rare or absent from the eastern and east Midland counties (MBGBI Vol 3). In Hampshire largely restricted to areas such as Parnholt Wood, Botley Wood and Havant Thicket, and rare on the coast; there have been a few recent records from the New Forest. Recorded on the Isle of Wight for the first time in over 50 years at Parkhurst Forest in 2010. Wingspan 10-13 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 feeds on seeds of Goldenrod and Sea Aster, living within a movable case. The case is similar to that C. asteris.

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Records Received By Year

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Percentage of Total Records

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Phenology - Larval Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Portsmouth11108/06/2016Adult
Portsmouth11107/06/2016Adult
Havant Thicket11002/10/2007Case
Botley Wood11012/10/1992Case
Botley Wood11426/08/1972Adult
Botley Wood11118/08/1973Adult
Botley Wood11114/09/2007Adult
Botley Wood11118/09/2007Adult
Southsea11221/08/2009Adult
Southsea11119/08/2009Adult
Southsea11113/08/2009Adult
Fareham11114/07/1972Adult
Hampshire11028/10/1999Larval
Havant Thicket11011/10/1992Case
Howe Copse, Roydon Woods NR1101999Not recorded
Nunney's Wood1001947Case
Nunney's Wood (74/92/01)1001947Case
Parkhurst Forest10102/10/2010Case
Parkhurst Forest10206/10/2013Case
Parkhurst Forest10002/10/2010Case
West Park, Lower Breach Copse8021/09/2001Larval
West Park, Lower Breach Copse8021/09/2001Larval
West Walk 591211117/08/1974Adult
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