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Coleophora mayrella
Clothed Case-bearer (Hübner, 1813)
Coleophoridae
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Photo © Tim Hodge,  24/07/2016 - Horsey Corner

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Wingspan: 10-12 mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   White clover.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C3
Status
Adults have a greenish metallic sheen and fly during the day as well as after dark.

Easiest of the metallic green Coleophora species to determine, with its black and white ringed antennae, heavily clothed with bronze scales.

Grassland, roadside verges and wasteland where foodplant found.

Verification Grade Comment: Adult: If a photo, antennal features must be clearly visible

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

Recorded in 45 (61%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
27/07/2023127TG31Acle
23/07/2023127TG30Blofield / Lingwood
21/07/2023128TF92Great Ryburgh
20/07/2023128TF91Longham
18/07/2023127TG02Hindolveston
18/07/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
17/07/2023328TF92Great Ryburgh
17/07/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
13/07/2023128TF92Great Ryburgh
13/07/2023128TF92North Elmham
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