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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

Antennae dark with a white tip, not thickly clothed with scales at base, and not ringed.

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 49 (66%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
14/07/2024127TG30Blofield / Lingwood
11/07/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
10/07/2024127TG04Cley next the Sea
09/07/2024227TG04Cley next the Sea
07/07/2024227TG04Cley next the Sea
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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
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