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Coleophora discordella
Lotus Case-bearer Zeller, 1849
Coleophoridae
547 / 37.044
Photo © Rob Lee,  Beeston Common 23/06/2013

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 11-13 mm.
Flight: July
Foodplant:   Bird's-foot trefoil
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C1
Norfolk Status
Wide range of habitats including rough grassland, open downland, woodland rides and clearings, also marshes.
Adult flies on warm sunny afternoons.
Larva builds a pistol-like case from silk and excised pieces of leaf.

[MBGBI vol3 p258]

Recorded in 17 (23%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
05/08/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
17/07/2020228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
16/07/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
13/06/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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