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  Immature stages

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Coleophora anatipennella
Pistol Case-bearer
Coleophora albidella
White Sallow Case-bearer

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)37.050/532
Norfolk status
Wet or marshy areas, damp woodland and fixed dunes.
Larva builds a 'pistol case' from silk and fragments of leaf and frass. The sides of the case are usually adorned with hairs from the leaf surface.

Recorded in 23 (33%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1957.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Coleophora albidella (M) Winterton Dunes specimen. Aug 2008 - J Clifton
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Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
14/07/2015127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
11/07/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
09/07/2015128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
04/07/2015128TL69 - Southery/Hilgay
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Wingspan: 13-16 mm.
Season: June and July
Foodplant:   Creeping willow, Eared willow, Grey willow
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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