37.026 .... B&F 0509
Coleophora violacea (Ström, 1783)
Status ..... Possibly quite common in Nottinghamshire. The case is very similar to that of Coleophora potentillae, but the case of Coleophora violacea has an obvious keel underneath and the larva eats holes through both upper and lower leaf surfaces. The 2011 Market Warsop record (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.), was apparently the county's first.
Larval case on Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria) photographed at Market Warsop September 2011
Larval case and feeding signs on Bramble (Rubus fruticosa) photographed at Market Warsop October 2014
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Coleophora violacea
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Dave Budworth (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society 2019 Journal Number 169 Micro-Moth Report 1998-2019 – new species). Julie Lockett.

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Updated December 2022

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