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Coleophora mayrella
Clothed Case-bearer

(Hübner, 1813)518 / 37.048
=Meadow Case-bearer

Norfolk status
Adults have a greenish metallic sheen and fly during the day as well as after dark.

Easiest of the metallic green Coleophora species to determine, with its black and white ringed antennae, heavily clothed with bronze scales.

Grassland, roadside verges and wasteland where foodplant found.

Verification Grade Comment: Adult: If a photo, antennal features must be clearly visible

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

Recorded in 45 (61%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
23/07/2023127TG30Blofield / Lingwood
21/07/2023128TF92Great Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 10-12 mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   White clover.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C3
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