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Coleophora alticolella
Common Rush Case-bearer Zeller, 1849
584 / 37.073
Photo © Dave Appleton,  09/07/2012 - Bawdeswell - male: gen. det. J Clifton

Similar Norfolk Species
Grey Rush Case-bearer
Coleophora glaucicolella
Wingspan: 10 - 12 mm
Flight: June and July, possibly late April and May
Foodplant:   Juncus
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
Norfolk Status
The most widespread and common British Coleophora species, occurring wherever the appropriate rush species grow.
The larval cases are indistinguishable from those of C. glaucicolella and adults resemble several other Coleophora species.

[MBGBI vol3 p326]

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 32 (46%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1984.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
02/06/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
31/05/2020128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
26/05/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
16/10/2019128TF80 - Swaffham
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