Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.030 Coleophora binderella (Kollar, 1832)
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the case develops a layered appearance

 

Food Plant: Alnus (Alder), Betula (Birch), Corylus (Hazel)

Mine: September to October, feeding again in April and May.

Notes: Larva mines leaves. The case is enlarged several times by mining a leaf-edge and inserting the existing case into the mine which is joined with silk. The final case is 7-8mm long. The case was feeding on Alnus.

Data: 02.v.2005, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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