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Photo © Maria Justamond,  case on Quercus, Lyth Hill, Shropshire, 6 June 2021

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Coleophora ibipennella
Forest Case-bearer

Zeller, 1849535 / 37.052

Fairly common resident.

Quercus spp. with larva feeding on leaves and catkins from September to June in a small, narrow, black, pistol shaped case.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 31 (22%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10-14mm
Flight: June to early August
Foodplant:   Oak
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
17/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO36
12/07/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
28/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
26/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
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