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Coleophora maritimella
Sea-rush Case-bearer

Newman, 1873585 / 37.078
Norfolk status
Frequents salt-marshes, river-banks and damp areas where Sea Rush (Juncus maritimus) can be found.
Similar to many other whitish species of Coleophora, and examination of the genitalia is advised.
Leaf-mine: September - May
The larva makes a case from the seedhead and the case may be seen as it moves around the flower head.

Single recent record from Holme in 2001 (J. Clifton)

Old unknown records in VC28 listed as E.C. Pelham-Clinton and unknown VC27 (MBGBI map data)

[MBGBI v3 p327]

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2001.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/08/2020+28TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
May 2001128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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Wingspan: 9-11mm
Flight: July
Foodplant:   Sea Rush
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
 Immature Adult
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