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Larch Case-bearer Coleophora laricella (Hübner, 1817)
Status .....Uncommon in Nottinghamshire, but probably present in all forestry plantations containing Larch Larix decidua and on many isolated trees. Larval cases easily found by hand searching the lower branches of Larches between the Sherwood Forest CP and Budby South Forest in 2009. There are also records from Haywood Oaks, the former Calverton Colliery site, Woodthorpe Park, Nottingham and a number of sites after targetted searching.
Adult, reared ex-Woodthorpe Park larva. Photographed May 2023.
Larva and larval case photographed at Woodthorpe Park, Nottingham April 2023
Larval cases photographed Budby South Forest 2009.
Over-wintering larval cases, photographed at Haywood Oaks February 2023
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Coleophora laricella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated March 2023

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