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Coleophora limoniella
Silver-streaked Case-bearer

(Stainton, 1884)488 / 37.003
=Goniodoma limoniella

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Bred and captured plentifully in Statice limonium at Hemley and Shingle-street in Hollesley during 1931-5 (Whit.).

Recent Status: Common on the salt-marshes of Suffolk. Occasionally wanders inland.

Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light. It can be found from June to August. The larvae feed on the seeds of Limonium vulgare. They hibernate fully fed inside a stem.

Identification: An instantly recognisable species with pointed upturned wing tips, it is a bright pale orange with grey and silver stripes and spots. The larvae feed from a case that is a floret of Limonium vulgare. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum is required.

Recorded in 8 (14%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1931.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/06/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
17/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
11/07/2019225TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
11/07/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
10/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 10-11mm.
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Common Sea-lavender
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Case: C2
 Immature Adult
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