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Coleophora betulella
White Birch Case-bearer (Heinemann, 1876)
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Photo © Jon Clifton,  East Winch Common 2009

Similar Norfolk Species
Forest Case-bearer
Coleophora ibipennella
White Oak Case-bearer
Coleophora kuehnella
Wingspan: 10-15 mm
Flight: June to early August
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C1
Norfolk Status
Heathland with scattered Birch trees and margins of woods.
Larva mines leaves of Birch, subsequently living in a movable pistol-case.

Due to name changes, records have been thoroughly confused with C. ibipennella in the past.

[MBGBI vol3 p265]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 18 (24%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/07/2021128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
13/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/07/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
15/07/2020128TF72 - Hillington/Houghton
04/07/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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