Coleophoridae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ex larva on Ulmus procera, collected 7.6.20. Clent, Worcestershire. Adult emerged 4.6.21.

Immature stages

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Coleophora limosipennella
Dark Elm Case-bearer

(Duponchel, 1843)499 / 37.012

Fairly common resident.

Ulmus spp. with larva mining leaves in a flat, 'necked', recumbent, bivalved case over two years in a similar way to C. alnifoliae, except that the final case is larger and longer, and can be found feeding from May to the end of July, the imagine emerging the following year.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 44 (31%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10-13 mm
Flight: June and July
Foodplant:   Elm
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
13/06/20202VC40 - ShropshireSO48
12/06/202012VC40 - ShropshireSJ52
11/06/2020+VC40 - ShropshireSO48
09/06/20203VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
07/06/202010VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
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