Photo © Allan Drewitt,  Courtyard Farm, pupa collected from Blackthorn,14 June 2015

  Immature stages

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

(Hübner, 1796)37.049/533
Norfolk status
Occurs wherever major foodplants grow, most plentiful amongst blackthorn scrub near the coast.

The 'Pistol Case-bearers' are so named from the resemblance of their larval cases to an old flintlock pistol !

Recorded in 15 (22%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2015.


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Date#VC10k Area
02/07/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
30/10/2014+27TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
11/07/2014127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
05/07/2014127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
01/07/2012127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
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Wingspan: 12-16 mm
Season: June and July
Foodplant:   Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Apple and others...
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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