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Coleophora binderella
Grey Alder Case-bearer

(Kollar, 1832)512 / 37.030

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: Few Suffolk records.

Life Style: A single brooded species that comes to light. It can be found during June and July. The larvae feed on Alnus, Betula, Corylus and Carpinus. They hibernate and pupate in the larval case attached to a leaf or twig.

Identification: The moth is a deep ochre finely peppered paler giving it a rough appearance.
The larvae mine the leaves. They construct a case from pieces of leaves arranged each side resulting in a keel top and bottom. The pieces are larger towards the oral opening as the larvae grow. They are variable owing to the varied foodplants. 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 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
19/07/2016125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
22/07/2013125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
28/07/2007125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
11/07/2004125TM17 - Eye/Hoxne
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Wingspan: 8-12 mm
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   alder, hazel, birch or hornbeam
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
 Immature Adult
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