Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.032 Coleophora albitarsella Zeller, 1849
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the case is on the trunk of a cherry tree

 

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. The case illustrated is on the trunk of a cherry tree, growing in a bed of marjoram (the possible foodplant). Found in a wide range of habitats.

Data: 21.viii.2004, Winklebury, Basingstoke, Hants, VC12

Image:© Mike Wall

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