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Coleophora albicosta
Gorse Case-bearer

(Haworth, 1828)544 / 37.063
Norfolk status
Rough grassland and heathland where foodplant found.
Characteristic whitish streak along the costa (re scientific name)
Flying by day, but also sometimes coming to light.
Larva feeds within seedpods of Gorse, living and feeding in a movable case.

[MBGBI vol3 p281]

Recorded in 38 (51%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/05/2022128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
17/05/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
11/05/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
09/05/2022127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
07/05/2022127TG21 - N.Norwich/Spixworth
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Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: mid-May to mid-July
Foodplant:   Gorse
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C1
 Immature Adult

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