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Coleophora trochilella
Verge Case-bearer Duponchel, 1843
556 / 37.095
Photo © Jim Hodgkinson,  24/07/2021 - Dersingham

Similar Norfolk Species
Agrimony Case-bearer
Coleophora follicularis
Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: mid-June to mid-August
Foodplant:   Goldenrod, Wormwood and Yarrow
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
Norfolk Status
Downland, grassy slopes, especially near the sea.
Larva living and feeding in a movable case.

Bred ex larval cases found at Weeting Heath in 2013 (I. Barton, 10/06/13) and adult netted at Cranwich Heath.

First Norfolk record of a male taken at East Wretham in mid June 1974 (R.W.J. Uffen).

Erroneous VC27 reference [MBGBI vol3 p293]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 7 (9%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1974.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
07/09/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
24/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
24/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
12/07/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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