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Coleophora discordella
Lotus Case-bearer

Zeller, 1849547 / 37.044

Fairly common resident of calcareous grassland, damp woodland, wet flushes and brownfield sites.

Lotus corniculatus, L. uliginosus with larva mining leaves from September to May in a flat, blackish-brown, posteriorly curved case made from leaf fragments.

Recorded in 43 (31%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1879.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 11-13 mm.
Flight: July
Foodplant:   Bird's-foot trefoil
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2  Case: C1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO57
22/07/20203VC37 - WorcestershireSO76
15/06/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO73
08/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
02/06/20202VC36 - HerefordshireSO63
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