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Coleophora albicosta
Gorse Case-bearer

(Haworth, 1828)544 / 37.063

Locally fairly common on heathland, commons, brownfield sites and acid woodland.

Ulex europaeus with larva feeding on the seeds from July to October, in a case made from a calyx lobe, then overwintering in a silken case attached to a dead gorse flower.

Recorded in 49 (35%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1881.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: mid-May to mid-July
Foodplant:   Gorse
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
31/05/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
21/05/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ51
20/05/20205VC39 - StaffordshireSJ93
20/05/20202VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
20/05/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
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