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Coleophora sternipennella
Speckled Case-bearer (Zetterstedt, 1839)
566 / 37.084
Photo © Dave Appleton,  17/08/2012 - Bawdeswell - female gen. det. J Clifton

Similar Norfolk Species
Orache Case-bearer
Coleophora saxicolella
Wingspan: 10-15mm
Flight: July to August
Foodplant:   Orache and Goosefoot
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
Norfolk Status
Usually smaller and less distinct than previous species.
Similar habitats to previous species and both may occur on same ground.

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

[MBGBI vol3 p306]

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 1957.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/07/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
19/08/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
17/08/2019128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
15/08/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
12/08/2019128TF64 - Hunstanton
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