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Coleophora pennella
Bugloss Case-bearer

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)549 / 37.065
Norfolk status
Scarce, possibly under-recorded in Norfolk, appears to be well established in the Brecks in areas where the foodplant can be found.

Usually found on shingle beaches and dry calcareous or sandy soils.
Larva make distinctive case from hairy leaf fragments of the foodplant.

Several specimens collected from the Brecks in 1999 (K. Saul).
Larval cases collected and bred out from Hockwold (J. Clifton, adult emerged 09/06/2013) and Weeting (I. Barton) in 2013.

[MBGBI vol3 p284]

Verification Grade Comment: Adult: Size details essential for adult

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (13%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
01/07/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
29/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
12/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
02/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Wingspan: 15-20 mm
Season: June and July
Foodplant:   viper's bugloss, alkanet
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Case: C1
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