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Coleophora laricella
Larch Case-bearer (Hübner, 1817)
Coleophoridae
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Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Snake Wood 22/06/2013

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 23 (33%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/2020428TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
12/06/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
01/06/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
28/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
26/05/2020228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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