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Coleophora follicularis
Agrimony Case-bearer (Vallot, 1802)
Coleophoridae
555 / 37.103
Photo © Brian Jones,  14/07/2013 - Alder Carr, Aldeby (emerged from case found on Hemp Agrimony).

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Verge Case-bearer
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Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: mid-June to mid-August
Foodplant:   Hemp Agrimony, Common Fleabane and Ploughman's Spikenard
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
Norfolk Status
Damp meadows, fens, marshes, sea-cliffs and woodland rides where foodplant found.
The two main food plants produce slight differences in the larval habits and flight times of the adults.
Leaf-mine: August to September, then May to June when on Ploughman’s Spikenard. July to August, then April to May when on Hemp-agrimony.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 26 (38%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/04/2020228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
28/07/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
24/07/2019228TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
17/07/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
23/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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