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Coleophora coracipennella
Blackthorn Case-bearer (Hübner, 1796)
Coleophoridae
494 / 37.014
Photo © Rob Edmunds,  Denver Sluice 04/06/11 -Adult emerged (gen. det. J Clifton)

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Apple & Plum Case-bearer
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Wingspan: 8.5-11.5mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Apple, Cherry, Hawthorn, Bullace
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
Norfolk Status
Rare.
No external method to seperate this moth from the next two species except for unicolorous forelegs.
Confused with several other Coleophorid species. Examination of the genitalia is required.
Leaf-mine: September to May

[MBGBI vol3]

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 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1989.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
23/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/07/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
17/07/2017128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
23/06/2017128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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