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Coleophora amethystinella
Coast Green Case-bearer

Ragonot, 1885520 / 37.047

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: This species has colonised Suffolk from the south during the 2010s. First recorded in 2004.

Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light. They fly by day and night during May and June. The larvae feed on the seeds of Vicia tetrasperma. They pupate after hibernation

Identification: The moth is a larger bronze coloured species that is readily identified by the orange eyes and pair of eyelashes. The larvae initially feed within a pod and then use a pod as a case to feed from on other seed pods. The larval seedpod case will be lined with silk before pupation. More Info

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

Recorded in 8 (14%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/05/2020+26TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
18/05/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
18/05/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
17/05/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
01/06/2019+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
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Wingspan: 14-18mm
Nat Status: pRDB1
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Case: C2
 Immature Adult
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