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Coleophora alticolella

Wikipedia Abstract

Coleophora alticolella is a moth of the Coleophoridae family. It is found in most of Europe. It is also known from North America.The wingspan is 10–12 mm. Adults are on wing from June to July and possibly again from late April to May.First generation larvae feed on the seedheads of Juncus, Luzula and Scirpus species, while the second generation feeds on Salicornia species. They create a whitish case with yellowish brown granules. It is about 6 mm long.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Berwyn a Mynyddoedd de Clwyd/ Berwyn and South Clwyd Mountains 67265 Wales, United Kingdom
Blean Complex 1286 England, United Kingdom
Cairngorms 142543 Scotland, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Coedydd Derw a Safleoedd Ystlumod Meirion/ Meirionnydd Oakwoods and Bat Sites 6953 Wales, United Kingdom
Corsydd Môn/ Anglesey Fens 1154 Wales, United Kingdom  
Eryri/ Snowdonia 48773 Wales, United Kingdom  
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Fenn`s, Whixall, Bettisfield, Wem and Cadney Mosses 2346 England/Wales, United Kingdom  
Gower Commons/ Tiroedd Comin Gwyr 4390 Wales, United Kingdom
Limestone Coast of South West Wales/ Arfordir Calchfaen de Orllewin Cymru 3940 Wales, United Kingdom  
Loch Etive Woods 6522 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Mòine Mhór 2843 Scotland, United Kingdom
Migneint–Arenig–Dduallt 49343 Wales, United Kingdom
Moor House – Upper Teesdale 95867 England, United Kingdom
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
North West Pembrokeshire Commons/ Comins Gogledd Orllewin Sir Benfro 615 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Penhale Dunes 1535 England, United Kingdom    
Preseli 6686 Wales, United Kingdom  
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Solway Firth 107829 England/Scotland, United Kingdom
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Prey / Diet

Juncus arcticus (arctic rush)[1]
Juncus articulatus (jointleaf rush)[1]
Juncus conglomeratus (Compact Rush)[1]
Juncus effusus (common rush)[1]
Juncus inflexus (European meadow rush)[1]
Juncus squarrosus (mosquito rush)[2]
Luzula campestris (field woodrush)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Bactra furfurana1
Cerapteryx graminis (antler moth)2
Cerodontha luctuosa1
Coenobia rufa2
Coenonympha tullia (California ringlet)1
Coenophila subrosea (Rosy Marsh Moth)1
Coleophora caespititiella4
Coleophora glaucicolella4
Coleophora taeniipennella4
Coleophora tamesis1
Conomelus anceps3
Conosanus obsoletus1
Dikraneura variata1
Diplocolenus bensoni1
Florodelphax leptosoma3
Kelisia vittipennis1
Limnobaris t-album1
Livia junci2
Loxocera albiseta1
Macrosteles horvathi2
Macrosteles ossiannilssoni1
Macustus grisescens1
Muellerianella brevipennis1
Muellerianella fairmairei1
Mythimna turca (Double Line)1
Noctua fimbriata (Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing)1
Notiphila riparia1
Ondatra zibethicus (muskrat)1
Palloptera scutellata1
Trichopsomyia flavitarsis1
Xylena vetusta (Red Sword-grass)1




Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
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