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Photo © Mick ACourt,  18/09/2018 - Crostwight Common (North)

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Coleophora lassella
Toad Rush Case-bearer

Staudinger, 1859552 / 37.077
=Toad-rush Case-bearer

Norfolk status
Nationally scarce in damp, bare, muddy places besides ponds, tracks and sand-dunes.

Adult moths are virtually impossible to identify without recourse to dissection. Larvae feed within seed capsules of Toad Rush, living within a movable case.

New for Norfolk in 2018 when a female was caught at Crostwight Common (Gen. Det. Mick A'Court, 18/09/2018) First VC28 at Dersingham in 2022 (J. Hodgkinson, 05/05/22)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 5 (7%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2018.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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18-09-2018 - Crostwight Common Female - Mick ACourt
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Date#VC10kGeneral Area
18/07/2022128TF92North Elmham
16/07/2022 to 22/07/2022128TF84Burnham Market
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Wingspan: 10-12mm
Flight: Possibly double-brooded, late May to June and mid-August
Foodplant:   Toad Rush (Juncus bufonius)
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
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