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37.046 Coleophora deauratella Lienig & Zeller, 1846
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larva feed in flowers

Food Plant: Trifolium pratense (Red Clover)

Mine: July - September (then overwintering)

Notes: The young larva feeds on the green seeds and only forms the case (above) in the forth instar. the case is 6mm log and turns red-brown (as shown). Larva above were first seen on 01.vii.2007

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 519

Data: 28.vii.2007, Chorlton, Manchester, VC 59

Image:© Ben Smart

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