Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Lynford Arboretum 19/07/13

Similar Norfolk Species
Coleophora tricolor
Basil-thyme Case-bearer
Coleophora lixella
530 Downland Case-bearer
Zeller, 184937.061
Norfolk status
Distinctive large Coleophoridae.
Adults on the wing by day in the afternoon as well as after dark.
Larva feeds on Wild Thyme, living and feeding in a movable case.

Similar to Coleophora tricolor, antennae white on upper-side and only barred/ringed on the underside, also lacking the long brown basal tuft seen in C. tricolor.

Old VC28 records, plus a few modern-day records including Hindolveston (J.Clifton, 2010 - New for VC27), Sheringham and Holt in 2012 and at Lynford in 2013.

[MBGBI vol3 p277]

Recorded in 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2014.


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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
11/07/2014227TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
01/08/2013128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
21/07/2013128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
19/07/2013128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
19/07/2013128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
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Wingspan: 16-20mm
Season: June to July
Foodplant:   Wild Thyme
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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