Coleophora lithargyrinella

    Sandy Case-bearer

    ColeophoridaeABH 37.04 B&F 524

    Fairly widely distributed in the hills and woods around Porlock, and also single records from Ash Priors Common (2007) and Asham Wood near Frome (2020).  It does come to light, but most records are of larval cases, on greater stitchwort Stellaria holostea (sea campion Silene uniflora can also be used).

    Adult Verification Grade: 4

    Case Verification Grade: C2

    Sandy Case-bearer (Coleophora lithargyrinella) photographed in Somerset by Christopher Iles