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Coleophora albicans
Wormwood Case-bearer Scott, 1861
Coleophoridae
576 / 37.101
Photo © Mike Wall,  Stiffkey 1989, bred John Langmaid

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Sea Wormwood
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
East coast saltmarshes and along sea-walls where the foodplant Sea Wormwood (Seriphidium maritimum) thrives.
Larva mines then builds a case from silk which it attaches to the foodplant.

[MBGBI vol3 p317]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1966.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/09/20213028TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
18/09/2021928TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
12/09/2021+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
31/08/2020+28TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
23/09/20191128TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
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