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37.091 Coleophora deviella Zeller, 1847
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ochreous case

Food Plant: Suaeda maritima (annual sea-blite)

Mine: July-May

Notes: Initially seeds are mined and once a case is constructed it then feeds on seeds and leaves, usually near the top of the plant. The final case is trivalved and 8-9mm long, being a pale ochreous colour (as shown), sometimes pink tinged. In October the case attaches low down on the plant or even into the mud. A local species found in saltmarshes around the high tide level.

Bradley No: 574

National Status: pRDB3

Data: 05.x.2020, River Deben saltmarsh, East Suffolk, VC25

Image:© Patrick Cook

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