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37.088 Coleophora atriplicis Meyrick, [1928]
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a 'dirty -looking' case is formed

Food Plant: Atriplex littoralis(Grass-leaved orache), Haliminone (Sea purslane), Salicornia (Glasswort), Suaeda spp. (Sea-blite)

Mine: September to October.

Notes: The larva feeds internally at first on seeds and then makes a distinctive 'dirty-looking' case, which is coated with dark granules (as illustrated)

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 573

Data: 26.ix.2004, Hayling Island, Hants, VC12, John Langmaid

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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