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37.090 Coleophora artemisicolella Bruand, [1855]
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the larva makes a case from an empty seedhead


Food Plant: Artemisia vulgaris (Mugwort)

Egg: on the flower

Mine: August - June

Notes: The larva feeds on the seeds and makes a case from the empty seedhead (the case is the darker one on the left of the photo). The presence of the larvae can be seen by the holes they leave in the seedheads they feed on. The specimen shown is the first for Lincolnshire.

Data: 18.ix.2013, Saxilby Flood, LIncs, VC53

Image:© Martin Gray

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