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Coleophora orbitella
Pale Birch Case-bearer Zeller, 1849
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Photo © Stephen Youngs,  28/05/2017 - Peddars Way - Reared from a larval case collected on 12/05/17

Similar Norfolk Species
Grey Birch Case-bearer
Coleophora siccifolia
Common Case-bearer
Coleophora serratella
Wingspan: 10-14mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Birch, Alder
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
Norfolk Status
Found in strands of mature birch on heathland and alder carrs.

[MBGBI vol3 p236]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/10/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
28/05/2017128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
September 1994128TL98 - Brettenham/Harling
1874+28TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
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