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Photo © Dave Appleton,  03/07/2016 - North Elmham - male (gen det)

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Coleophora saxicolella
Orache Case-bearer
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Coleophora sternipennella
Speckled Case-bearer

(Zetterstedt, 1839)566 / 37.084
Norfolk status
Usually smaller and less distinct than previous species.
Similar habitats to previous species and both may occur on same ground.

Identification requires referral to the genitalia.
Larval cases are also indistinguishable.

[MBGBI vol3 p306]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 17 (25%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1957.
Last Recorded in 2018.
Additional Stats

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Coleophora sternipennella, Bawdswell, (2012), leg. D. Appleton. Slide 1566 (gen. det. J. Clifton)
Coleophora sternipennella, Creeking Gate Lake, Norfolk, 2014, D Appleton. Slide 1661 (J Clifton)
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/08/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
15/07/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
15/07/2018128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
19/06/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
23/07/2017128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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Wingspan: 10-15mm
Season: July to August
Foodplant:   Orache and Goosefoot
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
 Immature Adult
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