Coleophoridae
ABH BF
Photo © Dave Appleton,  05/07/2014 - Warham Greens (male, gen det J Clifton)

  Immature stages

Similar Norfolk Species
Coleophora alticolella
Common Rush Case-bearer
 
Coleophora atriplicis
573 Saltmarsh Case-bearer
Meyrick, 192837.088
Norfolk status
Salt marsh species preferring the dry belt at high tide.
Most common and widespread of the salt-marsh feeding Coleophoridae.
Leaf-mine: September to October.
Forms distinctive 'dirty-looking' case, which is coated with dark granules

[MBGBI vol3 p313]

Recorded in 10 (14%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1991.
Last Recorded in 2014.

 

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Wingspan: 12-14mm
Season: July to August
Foodplant:   Stalked Orache, Annual Seablite, Glasswort and Grass-leaved Orache
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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