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Coleophora lixella Zeller, 1849

Downland Case-bearer
37.0610 (B&F: 530)


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

Nationally Scarce B

A resident species, scarce in both vice-counties and only found on the Downs and vegetated shingle beaches. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-June to mid-July. Larvae feed on the seeds of Thymus spp. (Pratt, 2011)

Coleophora lixella Zeller, 1849
Saltdean, 01 vii 2014
Photo: Tim Wilton

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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