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Coleophora alcyonipennella (Kollar, 1832)

37.0350 (B&F: 517)

Coleophora frischella sensu auctt. nec (Linnaeus, 1758)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Gelechioidea
    »Family: Coleophoridae
      »Subfamily: Gelechiinae
        »Tribe: Hypercalliini


A resident species, occurring sparingly in a range of habitats in both vice-counties. Apparently only thinly distributed but perhaps under-recorded. Double-brooded, flying mainly in late May into June and again more numerously from mid-July to early September. Larvae feed on the seeds of common knapweed. (Pratt, 2011)

Coleophora alcyonipennella (Kollar, 1832)
dissected by Bob Palmer
Findon Valley, 27 v 2013
Photo: Mike Snelling

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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