Coleophoridae
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Immature stages

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Coleophora genistae
Petty Whin Case-bearer
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Coleophora discordella
Lotus Case-bearer

Zeller, 1849547 / 37.044

Norfolk status
Wide range of habitats including rough grassland, open downland, woodland rides and clearings, also marshes.
Adult flies on warm sunny afternoons.
Larva builds a pistol-like case from silk and excised pieces of leaf.

similar to C. genistae from which it can only be reliably separated by genitalia dissection.

[MBGBI vol3 p258]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 22 (30%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
08/06/2024228TL79Cranwich
11/05/2024228TL79Cranwich
10/05/2024128TL79Cranwich
24/04/2024127TG02Foxley Wood
27/09/2023+27TG02Foxley Wood
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Wingspan: 11-13 mm.
Flight: July
Foodplant:   Bird's-foot trefoil
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C1
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