Coleophoridae
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Immature stages

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Coleophora ibipennella
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Coleophora betulella
Birch Pistol Case-bearer

(Heinemann, 1876)536 / 37.053
=White Birch Case-bearer

Norfolk status
Widespread.
Heathland with scattered Birch trees and margins of woods.
Larva mines leaves of Birch, subsequently living in a movable pistol-case.

Due to name changes, records have been thoroughly confused with C. ibipennella in the past.

[MBGBI vol3 p265]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 21 (28%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
05-07-2018 - Female - Cranwich Heath - Chris Lewis
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
24/06/2024128TF63Heacham
23/06/2024128TF63Dersingham
23/06/2024128TF91Dereham 
21/04/2024128TF93Little Snoring / Thursford
08/07/2023228TF63Dersingham
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Wingspan: 10-15 mm
Flight: June to early August
Foodplant:   Birch
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C1
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