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Coleophora violacea
Violet Case-bearer

(Ström, 1783)509 / 37.026
Norfolk status
Often rests exposed by day on leaves or fences.
Wide range of habitats including parks, open woodland and scrub.
Cases, about 6 mm, of diapausing larvae may be found through winter, fixed to a tree or fence post.

[MBGBI V.3 p.234]

Verification Grade Comment: Case: Feeding hole goes right through

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum is required.

Recorded in 13 (18%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
06/11/2021+27TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
26/09/2020428TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
13/06/2020+27TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
02/05/2020+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
15/10/2019+28TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 9-11 mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
 Immature Adult

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