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Coleophora paripennella
Dark Thistle Case-bearer Zeller, 1839
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Photo © Dave Appleton,  23/07/2016 - North Elmham - male (gen det)

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Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: July to August
Foodplant:   Creeping Thistle and Black Knapweed
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C1
Norfolk Status
Roadside verges and waste ground.
Metallic bronzy moth with white-tipped dark antennae.
The larva builds a case from silk, resembling a razor shell in appearance.

[MBGBI vol3 p300]

Verification Grade Comment: Adult: If a photo, antennal features must be clearly visible

Recorded in 35 (47%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
14/08/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
16/06/2021428TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
13/06/2021228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
28/05/2021128TM08 - Banham/Lopham
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