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Coleophora milvipennis
Birch Case-bearer

(Zeller, 1839)496 / 37.009
=Buff Birch Case-bearer

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 21 (28%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1991.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Date#VC10kGeneral Area
27/09/2023+27TG12Buxton Heath
23/08/2022127TG12Buxton Heath
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Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: July
Foodplant:   Birch, Hornbeam.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C1
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