Coleophoridae
ABH BF
Photo © Jon Clifton,  Staffs 2005

  Immature stages

 
Coleophora juncicolella
510 Least Case-bearer
Stainton, 185137.028
Norfolk status
Characteristic small size makes this moth unmistakable within the genus.
Flies actively over heather in afternoon sunshine and again at sunrise.
(Sweeping heather with a net is the easiest way to obtain both adults and larvae)

Larval cases closely resemble sprigs of heather (best found by sweeping April - May)

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.

 

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/11/2014+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
19/04/2002128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
19/04/2002128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
03/05/1992127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
16/03/1991227TG12 - Aylsham
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Wingspan: 6-8 mm
Season: June - July.
Foodplant:   Ling, Bell-heather
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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