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Coleophora flavipennella
Tipped Oak Case-bearer (Duponchel, 1843)
Coleophoridae
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
Season: 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 30 (43%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
30/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
21/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
14/07/2018127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
10/07/2018127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
05/07/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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