Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.052 Coleophora ibipennella Zeller, 1849
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In the spring the larva feeds on the buds

 

Food Plant: Quercus spp.(Oaks)

Mine: September to October, feeding again from April to May or mid-June.

Notes: Larva mines leaves until the case is formed, then grazes on the lower surface of leaves until diapause. Spring feeding is in leaf-buds (as shown), then on male catkins, and occasionally excising leaf-cuticle to extend the case. The full-grown case is black, pistol-shaped, 7mm long.

Data: 15.iv.2007, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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