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Coleophora saturatella
Broom Case-bearer

Stainton, 1850545 / 37.042

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A very local kind among broom at Brandon (Barrett).

Recent Status: Recorded in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from June till August. The larvae mine leaves of Cytisus scoparius and Genista tinctoria. They hibernate when small and continue feeding in spring before pupating in the larval case attached at a high point on vegetation.

Identification: The adult moth can be identified from the wing markings and colouring. There are 4 white stripes. One on the costa almost reaching the apex, a narrow indistinct one in the disc, a narrow one along the fold and one on the dorsum to half length. The wing colour is umber below the costa, ochreous brown between the disc and fold and ochreous ferruginous above the dorsum being palest at the base. If necessary they can be identified by genitalia dissection.
The larval first case, in which they hibernate, is a small simple one taken from a mined leaf. After hibernation they construct a silken case adorned with pieces cut from around the feeding hole of a leaf and latter with whole mined leaves. The anal end on the original case is bivalve and the oral opening set at 90 degrees. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

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

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/11/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
04/08/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
01/08/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
29/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
24/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 12-15mm
Flight: June - Aug.
Foodplant:   Broom, Dyer's Greenweed and Petty Whin
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3  Case: C2
 Immature Adult
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