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Coleophora pyrrhulipennella Zeller, 1839

Ling Case-bearer
37.0550 (B&F: 541)

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


Formerly known from the Brighton Downs, it is now mainly restricted to Ashdown Forest and the western heaths where small numbers of larval cases have been swept from heather in early spring. A small number of adults have been recorded, from early June to late August (Pratt, 2011).

Coleophora pyrrhulipennella Zeller, 1839
larval case swept from heather
Hampshire, 14 iv 2013
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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