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Coleophora serratella
Common Case-bearer
Coleophora lutipennella
Common Oak Case-bearer
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Coleophora flavipennella
Tipped Oak Case-bearer

(Duponchel, 1843)492 / 37.007
Norfolk status
Confused with several other greyish brown Coleophorid species. Examination of the genitalia is required.

The larva produces a distinctive feeding pattern, creating small holes in the leaves of the foodplant, evergreen oak (Quercus spp.). The larval case differs from that of C. lutipennella in having no leaf material at the back end of the case.

[MBGBI vol3 p213]

Verification Grade Comment: Case: C2 for initial mine from which case excised

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 40 (54%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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06-07-2020 - Great Ellingham - Male - Chris Knott
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/05/2022128TF61 - S.Lynn/Tottenhill
30/07/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
26/07/2021127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
26/07/2021327TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
26/07/2021128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 11-13mm
Flight: July - Aug
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
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