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Coleophora caespititiella
Buff Rush Case-bearer Zeller, 1839
587 / 37.069
Photo © Brian Jones,  11/06/2013 - Alder Car Aldeby gen/det Jon Clifton

Similar Norfolk Species
Common Rush Case-bearer
Coleophora alticolella
Wingspan: 8-10mm
Flight: May to early July
Foodplant:   Juncus (rushes).
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
Norfolk Status
Frequents marshes, river-banks and damp areas.
Adults resemble several other Coleophora species, and are only reliably identified by dissection of the genitalia.

[MBGBI vol3 p329]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 34 (49%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1984.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
20/06/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/06/2020228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/06/2020328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
14/06/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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