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Coleophora milvipennis
Buff Birch Case-bearer

(Zeller, 1839)496 / 37.009
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 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1991.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/04/2022127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
30/10/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
16/09/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
14/07/2021128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
08/07/2021127TG41 - Acle/Hemsby
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: July
Foodplant:   Birch, Hornbeam.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C1
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