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Coleophora milvipennis
Buff Birch Case-bearer

(Zeller, 1839)37.009/496
Norfolk status
Heathland and open woodland where scattered birch trees found.

Like many of the Coleophora, adults are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection.

Leaf-mine: August to September, with some larvae developing more slowly, and feeding again in April and May.
The final case is fixed at right angles to leaf surface, with a serrated keel.

[MBGBI vol3 p219]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 14 (20%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1991.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/10/2018128TL89 - Bodney/Lynford
26/08/2018+27TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
23/06/2018+27TM08 - Banham/Lopham
16/06/2018127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
07/09/2017128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 10-13mm
Season: July
Foodplant:   Birch, Hornbeam.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C1
 Immature Adult
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