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Coleophora genistae
Petty-whin Case-bearer Stainton, 1857
546 / 37.041
Photo © Peter Kitchener,  Larval case on Petty Whin. Worcester. May 2011

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Broom Case-bearer
Coleophora saturatella
Wingspan: 12-14mm
Flight: July to August
Foodplant:   Petty Whin
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
Norfolk Status
Rough grassland , damp heaths and moors.
Distinctive larval case resembles a spikelet of grass.

[MBGBI vol3 p257]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 1874.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
1874+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
1874+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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