Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.049 Coleophora anatipennella (Hübner, 1796)
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autumn vase

 

Food Plant: Malus spp. (Apple), Rosaceous trees eg Prunus spinosa (Blackthorn), Prunus avium (Wild Cherry), Crataegus sp. (Hawthorn ), Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan), Pyrus communis (Pear)

Mine: August - May

Notes: The early case is tiny and it makes a series of tiny holes on the leaf (as illustrated on the leaf of Prunus domestica (plum)). After overwintering it makes a shiny pistol shaped case in spring and window feeds.

Data: 09.x.2014, Yardley Chase, Northants,VC32,

Image:© David Manning

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