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Coleophora pyrrhulipennella
Heath Case-bearer Zeller, 1839
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Photo © D Holman,  Marsham Heath 16/06/2022

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Least Case-bearer
Coleophora juncicolella
Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: June to July
Foodplant:   Heather
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Case: C1
Local on heaths and bogs.
Larvae feed on Heather (=Ling), living and feeding in a distinctive black case made from silk.

Adult moths can be collected by sweeping over Heather, as with the related species found on Heather Coleophora juncicolella

If not recorded on foodplant then genitalia dissection is required.

[MBGBI vol3 p269]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 15 (20%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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