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Coleophora conspicuella
Knapweed Case-bearer Zeller, 1849
539 / 37.058
Photo © Dave Appleton,  05/07/2020 - David Norgate - Dereham (Gen. Det. Female - D. Appleton)

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 13 - 17.5mm
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Common Knapweed
Nat Status: pRDB
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
Norfolk Status

New for Norfolk in 2020 when a large female moth with wingspan of 21mm, well outside of the stated size range, was caught in a Dereham garden by David Norgate (05/07/2020, Gen. Det. Female - D. Appleton)

One of three very similar rare Coleophora that differ in size (wingspan):
C. vibicigerella 10.5-14mm (37.057 BF540)
C. conspicuella 13-17.5mm (37.058 BF539)
C. vibicella 17-22mm (37.059 BF538)

Size is not always accurate for determination, gen. det. required.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2020.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/07/2020128TF91 - Dereham
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