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Coleophora saxicolella
Orache Case-bearer Duponchel, 1843
Coleophoridae
565 / 37.083
Photo © Dave Appleton,  04/08/2013 - Bawdeswell - female 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 21 (28%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/2021127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
14/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
14/08/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
14/08/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
13/08/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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