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Coleophora conyzae
Spikenard Case-bearer

Zeller, 1868521 / 37.036

Norfolk status
Scarce.
First Norfolk record from the Brecks in 2005.
Chalk or limestone downland where the foodplant found but also in damper, marshy situations where the larva feeds on common-fleabane.

One of the larger Coleophorids, the adults being reasonably distinctive with their streaked white and buff forewings, although similar to next species.
Leaf-mine: September - May

Recent record of cases on Common Fleabane at Foxley Wood in 2012 (J.R. Langmaid 07/06/12)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 11 (15%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
05-07-2018 - Female - Cranwich Heath - Chris Lewis
17-07-2018 - Female - Ringstead Downs - Jon Clifton
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
29/07/2023128TF92North Elmham
28/07/2023128TF72Flitcham
20/07/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
07/07/2023228TF92North Elmham
22/07/2022127TG02Hindolveston
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Wingspan: 12-16 mm.
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Ploughman’s Spikenard, Common Fleabane
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
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