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Coleophora conyzae
Spikenard Case-bearer Zeller, 1868
Coleophoridae
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Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

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Similar Species: None
Wingspan: 12-16 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Ploughman’s Spikenard, Common Fleabane
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
Status
Scarce.
First Norfolk record from the Brecks in 2005.
Chalk or limestone downland where the foodplant found but also in damper, marshy situations where the larva feeds on common-fleabane.

One of the larger Coleophorids, the adults being reasonably distinctive with their streaked white and buff forewings, although similar to next species.
Leaf-mine: September - May

Recent record of cases on Common Fleabane at Foxley Wood in 2012 (J.R. Langmaid 07/06/12)

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

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

Recorded in 11 (15%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

Latest 10 Records
Date#VC10kArea
29/07/2023128TF92North Elmham
28/07/2023128TF72Flitcham
21/07/2023127TG02Hindolveston
20/07/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
08/07/2023127TG02Hindolveston
07/07/2023228TF92North Elmham
22/07/2022127TG02Hindolveston
04/07/2022127TG02Hindolveston
27/07/2021127TG02Hindolveston
26/07/2021127TG02Hindolveston
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