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Coleophora laricella
Larch Case-bearer (Hübner, 1817)
Coleophoridae
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Photo © J Roberts

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 8-11mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   European Larch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C1
Norfolk Status
Common where foodplant found.
When occurring in large numbers, entire trees can be damaged, the needles turning pale as the larvae eat them from within.
Leaf-mine: July to October, feeding again from April to May.

[MBGBI vol3, p282]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 22 (32%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
01/06/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
01/06/2019328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
31/05/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/05/2019+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
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