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37.106 Coleophora paripennella Zeller, 1839
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blackish brown

Food Plant: Centaurea spp.(Knapweeds), Cirsium arvense (Creeping Thistle), Cynara cardunculus (Globe Artichoke)

Mine: August to October on Thistle, probably full-grown in autumn. September to October on Knapweed, feeding again from April until May or June.

Notes: Larva mines leaves. The full-grown case is 12mm long and blackish-brown.

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 560

Data: 2002

Image:© Charles Baker

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