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Coleophora saxicolella
Orache Case-bearer Duponchel, 1843
Coleophoridae
565 / 37.083
Photo © Rob Lee,  Overstrand 29/07/2013 gen. det. J Clifton

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Wingspan: 13-16mm
Flight: July to August
Foodplant:   Orache and Goosefoot
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
Norfolk Status
Local.
Waste ground, arable land especially fields in which root crops are grown.
Larva living and feeding in a movable case.

Identification requires referral to the genitalia.
Larval cases are also indistinguishable.



[MBGBI vol3 p305]

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 18 (26%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/08/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
17/08/2019127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
11/08/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
09/08/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
07/08/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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