Coleophoridae
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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
Local, widespread.
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. More frequently recorded in recent years.

[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 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
09/08/2023328TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
07/08/2023128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
27/07/2021128TF63Snettisham
19/07/2021+28TL78Weeting Heath
05/08/2020128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
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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
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