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Coleophora trifolii
Large Clover Case-bearer

(Curtis, 1832)516 / 37.033
Norfolk status
One of the larger of the Coleophoridae.
Largest of the four metallic bronzy green Coleophoridae found in Norfolk.
Rough grassland, wasteland and roadside verges.
Adults fly in the daytime.
Leaf-mine: July - May.
Forms black case from seedpods (up to three pods may be joined together)

Verification Grade Comment: Adult: Size of moth and antenna details essential

Recorded in 28 (41%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1990.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
27/07/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
10/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
06/07/2019127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
04/07/2019128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Wingspan: 15-20 mm
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Melilot
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C1
 Immature Adult
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