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37.039 Coleophora hemerobiella (Scopoli, 1763)
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the first case

 

Food Plant: Rosaceous trees, esp. Malus (apple), Crataegus (hawthorn)

Mine: Two-year life-cycle. September, feeding again from April to June. After aestivation and a second winter, feeding is completed in June of the second year.

Notes: Larva mines leaves. The first case has a semi-circular anal end, and is extended  until the second spring (as shown. Note the leaf has been excised to make the final case). The final case is excised from a leaf in April, and is tubular, 8-11mm long and sits upright on the leaf.

Data: 09.v.2006, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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