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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Cleeve Common, Gloucestershire. May 25th 2017.

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Coleophora peribenanderi
Pale Thistle Case-bearer

Toll, 1943559 / 37.093

Fairly common resident on brownfield sites, roadsides and field edges.

Cirsium arvense with larva mining leaves August to October, in a long, thin pale, greyish-brown case.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 52 (37%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1979.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 12.5-15mm
Flight: June - Aug
Foodplant:   Thistle
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
15/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
24/06/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
19/06/20202VC37 - WorcestershireSO86
07/06/20201VC40 - ShropshireSJ33
06/06/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
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