Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae

522 Coleophora lineolea (Haworth, 1828)

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Food Plant: Ballota nigra (Black Horehound), Hedge woundwort (Stachys sylvatica), Lamb's ear (Stachys lanata), Betony (Stachys officinalis), White Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

Mine: September to May.

Notes:  The cases are broad and flat - being very hairy from the texture of the leaf. The cases shown are on Lamb's ear and the feeding signs can be seen through the upper leaf surface.

Image: Robert Homan

Data: 12.v.04, Cheltenham, E.Gloucs, VC33