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Coleophora coracipennella
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Coleophora serratella
Common Case-bearer

(Linnaeus, 1761)493 / 37.015
Norfolk status
Commonest species of British Coleophorid.
The indistinct rings near the tip of the antenna can help distinguish it from some of the similar species.
Examination of the genitalia is required.

Larva mines then forms a case fixed at an angle of twigs for the winter.

[MBGBI vol3 p215]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 51 (69%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/11/2021+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
06/11/2021+27TG22 - Buxton
04/09/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
11/08/2021227TG13 - Baconsthorpe
08/07/2021227TG20 - Norwich
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Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Birch, Elm, Alder, Hazel
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
 Immature Adult

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