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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Male, gen.det. Purdis Farm 19/07/2016

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Coleophora follicularis
Agrimony Case-bearer

(Vallot, 1802)555 / 37.103

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Frequent among flea-bane. Swefling (Bloomfield); Aldeburgh in 1892 (Crutwell).

Recent Status: Locally common.

Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light. It can be found during, June, July and August. The larvae mine the leaves of Eupatorium, Pulicaria and Inula from a portable case. They hibernate and continue feeding in spring before pupation low on the foodplant.

Identification: This species has wings a shade of ochre with white or cream stripes it can be identified by genitalia dissection.
The larval case shows concentric rings longitudinally since the larvae enlarge their case from below previous constructions. It is relatively long and narrow with an oral opening at between 0 and 30 degrees to the long axis. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 14 (24%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2020.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/2020+25TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
23/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
10/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
09/06/2019+26TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
19/07/2018+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Wingspan: 13-15mm
Flight: mid-June to mid-August
Foodplant:   Hemp Agrimony, Common Fleabane and Ploughman's Spikenard
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
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