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Coleophora deviella
Grey Blite Case-bearer

Zeller, 1847574 / 37.091

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Occurs along our coast on Suaeda maritima M„, salterns
Kessingland after 1890 (Ctw); bred at Hemley in 1933-5 (Whit).

Recent Status: Has been recorded from the salt-marshes of south Suffolk.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded. The larvae feed by mining leaves and eating seeds of Suaeda maritima from a portable case. They pupate low down on a plant following hibernation.

Identification: The moth is a small salt-marsh species that is pale and decidedly undistinguished. It can be identified by genitalia dissection and the images in the Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland should be used as the reference.
The larval case is cream with darker longitudinal stripes. They tend to feed high on the foodplant. 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 5 (9%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/07/2020425TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
07/10/20182025TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
03/09/2013+25TM33 - Bawdsey/Felixstowe
02/09/2006+25TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
24/07/2005125TM23 - Felixstowe/Landguard Point
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Wingspan: 9-10mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Annual Sea-blite
Nat Status: pRDB3
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
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