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Immature stages

Similar West Midlands Species
Coleophora serratella
Common Case-bearer
Coleophora lutipennella
Common Oak Case-bearer
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Coleophora flavipennella
Tipped Oak Case-bearer

(Duponchel, 1843)492 / 37.007

Common resident.

Quercus spp. with larva feeding in a similar manner to that of C. lutipennella.

Verification Grade Comment: Case: C2 for initial mine from which case excised

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 46 (33%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1938.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 11-13mm
Flight: July / Aug
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO24
24/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
17/07/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
16/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
16/07/20202VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
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