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37.032 Coleophora albitarsella Zeller, 1849
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white blotches are made on the leaves

Food Plant: Calamintha spp. (Calamint), Clinopodium vulgare (wild Basil), Glechoma hederacea (Ground-ivy), Mentha spp. (Mints), Salvia horminoides (Wild Clary), Prunella vulgaris (Self-heal), Origanum vulgare (Marjoram), Thymus spp. (Thyme)

Mine: September - May

Notes: Makes visible white blotches on the leaves as it feeds. Found in a wide range of habitats.The mine shown is on Glechoma (Ground Ivy).

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 515

Data: 12.xi.2004, Odell, Bedfordshire, VC30

Image:© David Manning

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