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Coleophora albicosta
Gorse Case-bearer (Haworth, 1828)
Coleophoridae
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Photo © Danny And Jo,  02/05/2020 -Norwich

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: mid-May to mid-July
Foodplant:   Gorse
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C1
Norfolk Status
Rough grassland and heathland where foodplant found.
Characteristic whitish streak along the costa (re scientific name)
Flying by day, but also sometimes coming to light.
Larva feeds within seedpods of Gorse, living and feeding in a movable case.

[MBGBI vol3 p281]

Recorded in 38 (51%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
11/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/06/2021228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
16/06/2021127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
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