Prev Flights Rec Search
Coleophora alcyonipennella
Clover Case-bearer (Kollar, 1832)
Coleophoridae
517 / 37.035
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  06/08/16 NMS meeting at Claxton Manor

Similar Norfolk Species
Meadow Case-bearer
Coleophora mayrella
Red-clover Case-bearer
Coleophora deauratella
Wingspan: 11.5 - 14.5mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Clovers.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C3
Norfolk Status
Locally widespread.
Metallic bronzy green with purple sheen at apex of forewing.

One of four very similar Coleophora species found in Norfolk -
Coleophora alcyonipennella, Coleophora deauratella, Coleophora mayrella, Coleophora trifolii

Please note: Coleophora frischella is not thought to occur in Norfolk.


[MBGBI vol3 inadvertently merged two valid species Coleophora alcyonipennella (517) and C. frischella (517a).
Both species have been recognised from the British Isles (specimen in BMNH from 1850 has been re-determined as C. frischella). C. frischella has only been recorded a handful of times from the west of Britain.]

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

Recorded in 40 (58%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/09/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
15/09/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
30/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
30/08/2019228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
28/08/2019527TG13 - Baconsthorpe
Further info: Coleophora alcyonipennella
 
UK Moths
Mothdissection UK
Suffolk Moths
Hants Moths
Lepiforum.de Norfolk Moths (Full)
Back Record Home
iMoths V10.0 © Jim Wheeler 2020