Coleophora atriplicis

Saltern Case-bearer


Species Codes

B&F 573 RES 37.088

Other Names

Saltmarsh Case-bearer

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A range of saltmarsh plants: Atriplex littoralis (Grass-leaved orache), Haliminone (Sea Purslane), Salicornia (Glasswort), Suaeda spp. (Sea-blite)

Record Verification

Grade 4 adults require dissection to separate from other similar species.

Grade C2 the case can be confused with others, so requires a good quality photo (or specimen) of the case & plant/pabulum.

Distribution Map

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Reporting Rate

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Photo Gallery

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