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37.077 Coleophora lassella Staudinger, 1859
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the larvae feed inside seed cases


Food Plant: Juncus bufonius (Toad Rush)

Egg: probably on an inflorescence

Mine: July - September

Notes: The case is made from a seed capsule and the larvae consume the contents of a capsule before attaching it to another one to feed. The final case is shown and is 4-5mm long. The tepals of the capsule will extend this a further 0.5 - 2mm.

National Status: Nationallly Scarce B

Bradley No: 552

Data: 26.vii.1993, Hartland Moor, Dorset, VC9, coll.John Langmaid

Image:© Ian Thirlwell

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