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Coleophora betulella
Birch Pistol Case-bearer (Heinemann, 1876)
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Photo © Keith Fox, Joan Fox,  Brett's wood 21/04/2024

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Coleophora ibipennella
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Wingspan: 10-15 mm
Flight: June to early August
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C1
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 Required

Recorded in 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 10 Records
21/04/2024128TF93Little Snoring / Thursford
24/06/2023128TM09Great Ellingham
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