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Coleophora hydrolapathella
Water-dock Case-bearer

Hering, 1921500 / 37.018

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: This rare species is restricted to Broadland and coastal marshes of Suffolk plus county Durham.

Life Style: A single brooded species. The moth flies during late afternoon into dusk in July and August. The larvae feed from a mobile case on the seeds of Rumex hydrolapathum. The larvae hibernate fully fed low on the plant and pupate in spring.

Identification: A pale moth with paler costa. It can be identified by genitalia dissection. The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland should be used as reference for that.
The case is a dark silken trivalve case. The oral end is around 90 degrees to the longitudinal axis resulting in the case being held close to the stem when hibernating and pupating. 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 2 (3%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2012.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/02/2012225TM59 - Lowestoft
29/01/2011825TM59 - Lowestoft
24/06/2006125TM44 - Orford Ness
25/06/2005125TM44 - Orford Ness
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Wingspan: 12-13.5mm
Flight: June - Aug
Foodplant:   Water dock (flower)
Nat Status: pRDB1
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
 Immature Adult
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