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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 28 (41%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/07/2019127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
12/07/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
30/06/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
23/06/2019127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
09/06/2019227TM19 - Flordon/Long Stratton
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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
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