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Coleophora deauratella
Red-clover Case-bearer Lienig & Zeller, 1846
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Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

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Wingspan: 10.5 - 12.5 mm
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Red clover
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C3
Norfolk Status
One of the four similar metallic bronzy green Coleophora species.
Grassy places where foodplant grows.
Flies in sunshine, mainly before noon.
Leaf-mine: July - September (then overwintering)

The species was only separated from C. frischella in 1976.

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 19 (28%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
16/07/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
15/07/2020128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
13/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/06/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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