Photo © Brian Jones,  (m) Aldeby 9/7/2011 (gen.det. Jon Clifton)

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Coleophora coracipennella
Blackthorn Case-bearer
Coleophora gryphipennella
Rose Case-bearer
Coleophora serratella
Common Case-bearer

(Linnaeus, 1761)37.015/493
Norfolk status
Commonest species of British Coleophorid.
The indistinct rings near the tip of the antenna distinguish it from some of the similar species.
Examination of the genitalia is advised.

Larva mines then forms a case fixed at an angle of twigs for the winter.

[MBGBI vol3 p215]

Recorded in 43 (62%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Date#VC10k Area
25/10/2015+28TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
15/10/2015128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
04/10/2015+27TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
26/09/2015+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
23/09/2015+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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Wingspan: 11-14mm
Season: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Birch, Elm, Alder, Hazel
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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