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Coleophora albicosta
Gorse Case-bearer (Haworth, 1828)
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Photo © Allan Drewitt

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 36 (52%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2019427TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
05/06/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
01/06/2019327TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
01/06/2019328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
31/05/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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