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Photo © Chris Knott,  Great Ellingham; 8th July 2015; male; gen.det. J. Clifton

Immature stages

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Coleophora spinella
Apple & Plum Case-bearer

(Schrank, 1802)495 / 37.016
Norfolk status
Open woodland, srub, orchards, gardens and hedgerows.
Most abumdant member of the subgroup.

Confused with several other Coleophorid species (see previous two species). Examination of the genitalia is advisable.
Leaf-mine: early September, then April to late May.

[MBGBI vol3 p218]

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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Coleophora spinella (f), Bawdswell, Norfolk, 24-07-12 Slide 1504 (J Clifton) (591x1000)
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Date#VC10k Area
10/07/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
25/06/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
24/06/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
16/06/2022228TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
25/05/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Wingspan: 10-12 mm
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Apple, Hawthorn
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
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