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Coleophora atriplicis
Saltmarsh Case-bearer Meyrick, 1928
Coleophoridae
573 / 37.088
Photo © Mike Crewe,  MV trap, Sheringham

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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: July to August
Foodplant:   Stalked Orache, Annual Seablite, Glasswort and Grass-leaved Orache
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
Norfolk Status
Salt marsh species preferring the dry belt at high tide.
Most common and widespread of the salt-marsh feeding Coleophoridae.
Leaf-mine: September to October.
Forms distinctive 'dirty-looking' case, which is coated with dark granules

[MBGBI vol3 p313]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum is required.

Recorded in 11 (15%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1991.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/09/2021+28TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
12/09/2021+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
16/07/2020128TF64 - Hunstanton
15/07/2020428TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
25/09/2019627TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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