Lepidoptera

Outer Hebrides


Coleophora versurella Zeller, 1849
Pale Orache Case-bearer

Family: Coleophoridae
Checklist Number: 37.086

Rare and first recorded in the Outer Hebrides in 2009. Found from June to September

Goosefoot Chenopodium and Orache Atriplex are the preferred foodplants. In its later stages, the larva creates a case made from silk and specks of plant material or droppings

Coleophora versurella
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