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Coleophora frischella
White-clover Case-bearer (Linnaeus, 1758)
517a / 37.034

Similar Norfolk Species
Clover Case-bearer
Coleophora alcyonipennella
Wingspan: 11.5 - 14.5mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Clovers.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C3
Norfolk Status
No confirmed Norfolk records.
See next species - Coleophora alcyonipennella

[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.]

Anyone thinking they have C. frischella please contact: Jon Clifton (gen. det. required)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 1994.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/1994+27TG20 - Norwich
01/09/1990+27TG20 - Norwich
1874+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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