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Coleophora ibipennella
Forest Case-bearer Zeller, 1849
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Photo © Rob Edmunds

Similar Norfolk Species
White Birch Case-bearer
Coleophora betulella
Wingspan: 10-14mm
Flight: June to early August
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
Norfolk Status
Distributed mainly in the south-east of England.
Larva mines leaves of Oak, subsequently living in a movable pistol-case.

Due to name changes, records has been thoroughly confused with C. betulella in the past.


[MBGBI vol3 p265]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 25 (34%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1988.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/10/2021128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
18/07/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
17/07/2021+27TG14 - Sheringham
28/10/2020127TM39 - Loddon/Ditchingham
16/07/2020127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
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