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Coleophora tricolor
Basil-thyme Case-bearer
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Coleophora lixella
Downland Case-bearer

Zeller, 184937.061/530
Norfolk status
Distinctive large Coleophoridae.
Adults on the wing by day in the afternoon as well as after dark.
Larva feeds on Wild Thyme, living and feeding in a movable case.

Similar to Coleophora tricolor, antennae white on upper-side and only barred/ringed on the underside, also lacking the long brown basal tuft seen in C. tricolor.

Old VC28 records, plus a few modern-day records including Hindolveston (J.Clifton, 2010 - New for VC27), Sheringham and Holt in 2012 and at Lynford in 2013.

[MBGBI vol3 p277]

Verification Grade Comment: Adult: If photos, all complex antennal differences to exclude C. tricolor must be visible

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

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

Recorded in 14 (20%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2018128TF80 - Swaffham
17/07/2018128TF64 - Hunstanton
17/07/2018128TF64 - Hunstanton
05/07/2018128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
15/06/2018127TG30 - Brundall/Cantley
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Wingspan: 16-20mm
Season: June to July
Foodplant:   Wild Thyme
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Case: C3
 Immature Adult
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