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Coleophora deauratella
Red-clover Case-bearer

Lienig & Zeller, 1846519 / 37.046

Fairly common resident.

Trifolium pratense with larva feeding in seedheads in August/September making a brown, silken, trivalved case, the end of which projects from the enclosing withered floret. Leaves the seedhead to pupate.

Verification Grade Comment: Adult: If a photo, antennal features must be clearly visible

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

Recorded in 37 (26%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10.5 - 12.5mm
Flight: June / July
Foodplant:   Red clover
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
09/07/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO66
08/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
06/07/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO75
05/07/20192VC40 - ShropshireSO49
04/07/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO75
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