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Coleophora saxicolella
Orache Case-bearer
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Coleophora sternipennella
Speckled Case-bearer

(Zetterstedt, 1839)566 / 37.084

Uncommon resident.

Chenopodium spp., especially C. album, Atriplex spp. with larva feeding on the seeds in late September/October, in a short, pale brown, silk case covered with meal from the foodplant.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 3 (2%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10-15mm
Flight: July to August
Foodplant:   Orache and Goosefoot
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
19/07/20171VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
26/07/20111VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
1887+VC36 - HerefordshireSO64
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