Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.036 Coleophora conyzae Zeller, 1868
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the head and plates are black

 

Food Plant: Inula conyza (Ploughman's-spikenard), Pulicaria dysenterica (Fleabane), Eupatorium cannibinum (Hemp Agrimony)

Egg: beneath the leaf

Mine: September - May

Notes: Makes at least two cases and leaves the empty case by the cut out leaf section. The early cases are compressed with keels, dorsally and laterally. Later cases are more tubular and hairy (from the hairy leaves, used to make the case) - as shown. The head and plates on the larva are black (as shown). The case is on Fleabane.

Data: 21.vi.2006, Glemham Estate, East Suffolk, VC25

Image:© Tony Prichard

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