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Coleophora taeniipennella
Small Rush Case-bearer Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
581 / 37.074
Photo © Peter Buchner - Lepiforum

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Wingspan: 10-12mm
Flight: June to July
Foodplant:   Jointed Rush, Sharp-flowered Rush.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
Norfolk Status
Frequents marshes, river-banks and damp areas.
The larvae feed on the seeds and create a silken case with the seed husk around it.

[MBGBI vol3 p322]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2021127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
15/07/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
10/07/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
09/07/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
17/07/2020127TG33 - Bacton
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