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Coleophora solitariella
Ochreous Case-bearer Zeller, 1849
Coleophoridae
525 / 37.100
Photo © Peter Buchner

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Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: June to July
Foodplant:   Greater Stitchwort and Sea Campion
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Found in shady places such as hedgerows and open woodland.
Adult moths seldom seem.
Larvae mine leaves of foodplant, living and feeding in a movable case.

[MBGBI vol3 p285]

Verification Grade Comment: Case: Photo of mouth angle and keel, otherwise C4

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 12 (17%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/11/2018+28TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
28/05/2018+27TG12 - Aylsham
27/05/2018327TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
20/05/2018+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
25/11/2017+27TG33 - Bacton
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