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Coleophora glaucicolella
Grey Rush Case-bearer

Wood, 1892582 / 37.071

Common resident in wet habitats.

Juncus spp. with larva feeding on the seed capsules from September to May, in a white silk case.

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 52 (37%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
Additional Stats

Wingspan: 10-12mm
Flight: June / July
Foodplant:   Soft Rush
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
30/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
29/07/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO98
23/07/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO59
17/07/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO77
01/07/20201VC40 - ShropshireSO49
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