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Coleophora serratella
Common Case-bearer (Linnaeus, 1761)
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Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

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Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Birch, Elm, Alder, Hazel
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
Norfolk Status
Commonest species of British Coleophorid.
The indistinct rings near the tip of the antenna can help distinguish it from some of the similar species.
Examination of the genitalia is required.

Larva mines then forms a case fixed at an angle of twigs for the winter.

[MBGBI vol3 p215]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 49 (71%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/06/2020128TF91 - Dereham
08/06/2020127TM28 - Harleston
05/06/2020127TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
01/06/2020127TM18 - Diss
30/05/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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