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Photo © Paul Kitchener,  Eye, 8 July 2010 (female, gen. det.)

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Coleophora alticolella
Common Rush Case-bearer
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Coleophora glaucicolella
Grey Rush Case-bearer

Wood, 1892582 / 37.071

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Hemley, discovered by the Bishop who bred it in 1934-5.

Recent Status: A common species that is probably under-recorded in Suffolk owing to identification constraints.

Life Style: A single brooded species that flies during June, July and August and comes to light. The larvae feed on seeds of Juncus species. They hibernate and continue feeding in spring before pupating.

Identification: This is a small pale species with paler striping. It is similar to many other species of Coleophora. It can be identified by genitalia dissection.
The larvae build a silken case for the second instar onwards. It is similar to that of C. alticolella. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

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

Recorded in 11 (19%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2021.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2021226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
17/07/2021326TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
01/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
28/06/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
16/07/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 10-12 mm
Flight: June to July
Foodplant:   Soft Rush
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
 Immature Adult
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