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Coleophora pennella
Bugloss Case-bearer

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)549 / 37.065

Norfolk status
Scarce, but 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.

First modern-day records of several specimens collected from the Brecks in 1999 (K. Saul) followed by larval cases collected and bred out from Hockwold (J. Clifton, adult emerged 09/06/2013) and Weeting (I. Barton) in 2013.
Several records followed, and has been well recorded from the Brecks in recent years.

[MBGBI vol3 p284]

Verification Grade Comment: Adult: Size details essential for adult

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 9 (12%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Wingspan: 15-20 mm
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   viper's bugloss, alkanet
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Case: C1
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