Photo © Allan Drewitt,  Dersingham, 1 August 2013

Similar Norfolk Species
Coleophora tricolor
Basil-thyme Case-bearer
Coleophora lixella
Downland Case-bearer

Zeller, 184937.061/530
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 11 (16%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
02/07/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
11/07/2014227TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
01/08/2013128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
21/07/2013128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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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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