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Coleophora hemerobiella
Black-spot Case-bearer (Scopoli, 1763)
Coleophoridae
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Photo © Ian Barton,  Weeting ex larva June 2013 emerged 26/07/13

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Similar Species: None
Wingspan: 12-15mm.
Flight: July
Foodplant:   Rosaceae. (hawthorn, apple etc)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C1
Status
Local.
Can be identifiable as an adult without dissection, having whitish forewings speckled with dark grey and usually an obvious blackish spot.

Spends two years as a larva, the first one-and-a-half years in a small pistol-case, and in the second spring building a long straight case.

First Norfolk record of adult from East Winch Common in 1992 (D. Hipperson).
Recorded more frequently in recent years, especially in the Brecks.

[MBGBI vol3 p253]

Recorded in 19 (26%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1992.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
16/06/2024328TL79Cranwich Heath
08/06/2024128TF62Wolferton / Sandringham
18/05/2024528TL79Weeting (Roundhouse Plantation)
15/05/2024128TL99Great Hockham
14/05/2024128TL99Rockland St Peter
10/05/2024328TL79Cranwich
08/05/2024128TL99Little Ellingham
08/05/2024128TF82East Raynham
03/05/2024128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
02/05/2024228TL99Thompson Common
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