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Coleophora vibicella (Hübner, [1813])

Large Gold Case-bearer
37.0590 (B&F: 538)

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


A UK Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Species. Colonies were known from Ditchling Common and Tilgate Forest until the mid-20th century but it now only occurs at Thorney Island where larval cases can be very common on dyer's greenweed in the spring. Single adults have been recorded at mv light elsewhere in the far south-west of the county (Pratt, 2011).

Coleophora vibicella (Hübner, 1813)
Thorney Island, 12 vii 2017
Photo: Tony Davis
Coleophora vibicella (Hübner, 1813)
larval cases on Dyers Greenweed
Thorney Island, 08 vii 2013
Photo: Tony Davis

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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