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Coleophora glaucicolella
Grey Rush Case-bearer
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Coleophora alticolella
Common Rush Case-bearer

Zeller, 1849584 / 37.073
Norfolk status
The most widespread and common British Coleophora species, occurring wherever the appropriate rush species grow.
The larval cases are indistinguishable from those of C. glaucicolella and adults resemble several other Coleophora species.

[MBGBI vol3 p326]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 35 (47%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1984.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
23/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
16/06/2021228TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
15/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
14/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 10 - 12 mm
Flight: June and July, possibly late April and May
Foodplant:   Juncus
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
 Immature Adult

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