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Coleophora juncicolella
Least Case-bearer
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Coleophora pyrrhulipennella
Heath Case-bearer

Zeller, 1839541 / 37.055
=Ling Case-bearer

Norfolk status
Local on heaths and bogs.
Larvae feed on Heather (=Ling), living and feeding in a distinctive black case made from silk.

Adult moths can be collected by sweeping over Heather, as with the related species found on Heather Coleophora juncicolella

If not recorded on foodplant then genitalia dissection is required.

[MBGBI vol3 p269]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 15 (20%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
11/04/2024+28TF62Knights Hill / Roydon Common
21/05/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
01/05/2023628TF61East Winch
08/04/2023528TF62Knights Hill / Roydon Common
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Wingspan: 11-14mm
Flight: June to July
Foodplant:   Heather
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Case: C1
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