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Coleophora flavipennella
Tipped Oak Case-bearer (Duponchel, 1843)
492 / 37.007
Photo © Dave Appleton,  27/07/2012 - Bawdeswell - female: gen. det. J Clifton

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Case-bearer
Coleophora serratella
Common Oak Case-bearer
Coleophora lutipennella
Wingspan: 11-13mm
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
Norfolk Status
Confused with several other greyish brown Coleophorid species. Examination of the genitalia is required.

The larva produces a distinctive feeding pattern, creating small holes in the leaves of the foodplant, evergreen oak (Quercus spp.). The larval case differs from that of C. lutipennella in having no leaf material at the back end of the case.

[MBGBI vol3 p213]

Verification Grade Comment: Case: C2 for initial mine from which case excised

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum and gen. det. of bred moth is required.

Recorded in 39 (53%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
17/07/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
09/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
05/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
04/07/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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