Coleophoridae
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Coleophora lutipennella
Oak Case-bearer

(Zeller, 1838)490 / 37.005
=Common Oak Case-bearer

Norfolk status
Common in oak woodland throughout much of England, Wales and southern Scotland, adults often flying some distance from the host plant.
Larvae form a pear-shaped silken case, initially on the underside of a leaf, moving its case to an angle of twigs to over-winter.

Adult moths are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection.

[MBGBI vol3 p211]

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 33 (45%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
05-07-2018 - Female - Cranwich Heath - Chris Lewis
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
19/08/2023127TG13Hempstead
13/08/2023127TG13Hempstead
09/08/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
09/08/2023127TG02Hindolveston
09/08/2023128TF92North Elmham
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Wingspan: 10-12mm
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
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