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  Immature stages

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Coleophora flavipennella
Tipped Oak Case-bearer
Coleophora lutipennella
Common Oak Case-bearer

(Zeller, 1838)37.005/490
Norfolk status
Common in oak woodland throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland, adults often flying some distance from the host plant.
Larvae form a pear-shaped silken case, initially on the underside of a leaf, moving its case to an angle of twigs to over-winter.

Adult moths are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection.

[MBGBI vol3 p211]

Recorded in 27 (39%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/07/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
27/07/2015227TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
16/07/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
10/07/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
20/06/2015+28TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
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Wingspan: 10-12mm
Season: July and August
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: Common
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