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Coleophora albicans
Wormwood Case-bearer

Scott, 186137.101/576
=Coleophora artemisiella
Norfolk status
East coast saltmarshes and along sea-walls where the foodplant Sea Wormwood (Seriphidium maritimum) thrives.
Larva mines then builds a case from silk which it attaches to the foodplant.

[MBGBI vol3 p317]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1966.
Last Recorded in 2016.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2016+28TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
03/09/2013328TF94 - Wells/Stiffkey
03/09/2013328TF64 - Hunstanton
03/09/2013128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
21/10/2012+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Wingspan: 10-13mm
Season: July and August
Foodplant:   Sea Wormwood
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce A
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
 Immature Adult
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