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Coleophora paripennella
Dark Thistle Case-bearer

Zeller, 1839560 / 37.106
Norfolk status
Roadside verges and waste ground.
Metallic bronzy moth with white-tipped dark antennae.
The larva builds a case from silk, resembling a razor shell in appearance.

[MBGBI vol3 p300]

Verification Grade Comment: Adult: If a photo, antennal features must be clearly visible

Recorded in 32 (46%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
08/08/2020128TF80 - Swaffham
06/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
02/08/2020127TG31 - Horning/Hoveton
17/07/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: July to August
Foodplant:   Creeping Thistle and Black Knapweed
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C1
 Immature Adult
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