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Coleophora mayrella
Meadow Case-bearer
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Coleophora alcyonipennella
Clover Case-bearer

(Kollar, 1832)517 / 37.035
Norfolk status
Locally widespread.
Metallic bronzy green with purple sheen at apex of forewing.

One of four very similar Coleophora species found in Norfolk -
Coleophora alcyonipennella, Coleophora deauratella, Coleophora mayrella, Coleophora trifolii

Please note: Coleophora frischella is not thought to occur in Norfolk.

[MBGBI vol3 inadvertently merged two valid species Coleophora alcyonipennella (517) and C. frischella (517a).
Both species have been recognised from the British Isles (specimen in BMNH from 1850 has been re-determined as C. frischella). C. frischella has only been recorded a handful of times from the west of Britain.]

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

Recorded in 42 (57%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/06/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
15/06/2022127TG20 - Norwich
11/06/2022127TM18 - Diss
10/06/2022127TM18 - Diss
09/06/2022127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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Wingspan: 11.5 - 14.5mm
Flight: Two Generations. May-Jun. Jul-Aug.
Foodplant:   Clovers.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C3
 Immature Adult

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