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Coleophora vestianella
Eastern Case-bearer

(Linnaeus, 1758)37.087/572
Norfolk status
Formerly restricted to the Breck district of East Anglia.

Confirmed West Norfolk records from Dersingham in 2012 & 2014 and recently from Methwold, Weeting, North Elmham and Flitcham.

The first British record is of 3 specimens taken at East Wretham, Norfolk by Bishop Whittingham in June 1933.

Suffolk Breck records from Santon Downham (B. Palmer, 1987-9) and Lakenheath, Tuddenham and Mildenhall (R. Uffen, 1980's)

[MBGBI vol3 p311]

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 8 (12%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2018.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/06/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
25/06/2018128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
18/06/2018228TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
28/08/2017128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
20/08/2017128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
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Wingspan: 11-16mm
Season: June - July
Foodplant:   Orache and Goosefoot
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
 Immature Adult
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