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Coleophora alcyonipennella
Clover Case-bearer (Kollar, 1832)
517 / 37.035
Photo © Rob Lee,  MV Trap, Cromer. 4/8/10

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 43 (62%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/09/2020228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
08/09/2020228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
08/09/2020228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
07/09/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
07/09/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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