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Photo © Dave Appleton,  03/08/2015 - North Elmham - male (gen det)

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Coleophora tricolor
Basil-thyme Case-bearer
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Coleophora lixella
Downland Case-bearer

Zeller, 1849530 / 37.061
Norfolk status
Distinctive large Coleophoridae.
Adults on the wing by day in the afternoon as well as after dark.
Larva feeds on Wild Thyme, living and feeding in a movable case.

Similar to Coleophora tricolor, antennae white on upper-side and only barred/ringed on the underside, also lacking the long brown basal tuft seen in C. tricolor.

Old VC28 records, plus a few modern-day records including Hindolveston (J.Clifton, 2010 - New for VC27), Sheringham and Holt in 2012 and at Lynford in 2013.

[MBGBI vol3 p277]

Verification Grade Comment: Adult: If photos, all complex antennal differences to exclude C. tricolor must be visible

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

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

Recorded in 17 (23%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
05/08/2020128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
31/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
16/07/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
24/07/2018128TF80 - Swaffham
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Wingspan: 16-20mm
Flight: June to July
Foodplant:   Wild Thyme
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Case: C3
 Immature Adult

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