Photo © Rob Lee,  MV Trap, Cromer. 4/8/10

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Coleophora alcyonipennella
Clover Case-bearer

(Kollar, 1832)37.035/517
Norfolk status
One of four very similar Coleophora species found in Norfolk. Metallic bronzy green with purple sheen at apex of forewing.

[MBGBI vol3 inadvertently merged two valid species alcyonipennella (517) and frischella (517a).
Both species have been recognised from the British Isles (specimen in BMNH from 1850 has been re-determined as C. frischella). C. frischella has been recorded as far east as Hertfordshire and Essex. Specimens should therefore be retained for verification.]

Recorded in 30 (43%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/08/2015+28TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
20/08/2015127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
17/08/2015327TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
15/08/2015128TF60 - Downham/Fincham
15/08/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 11.5 - 14.5mm
Season: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Clovers.
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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