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Coleophora niveicostella
Thyme Case-bearer

Zeller, 1849548 / 37.043
=Drab Case-bearer

Norfolk status
Rare.
Dry grassland, mainly on chalk and limestone where foodplant found.

Only known from one site in Norfolk.

First modern-day record from Weeting Heath in August 2017 (J. Symonds, Det. G. Geen, J. Clifton)

[MBGBI vol3 p259]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
14-08-2017 - NWT Weeting Heath NNR - J. SymondsG. Geen - Jon Clifton
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
16/08/2023128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
07/08/2023128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
19/07/2021+28TL78Weeting Heath
12/07/2020128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
21/08/2019128TL78Weeting Heath (Gravelpit Wood)
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Wingspan: 11-13mm.
Flight: July - Aug.
Foodplant:   Wild Thyme, Large Thyme.
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]

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