Lep: Coleophoridae
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37.055 Coleophora pyrrhulipennella Zeller, 1839
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makes a shining black case

 

Food Plant: Erica sp. (Heather) or Calluna sp.(Ling)

Mine: September - May

Notes: The final case is around 9mm long and shining black. Note the thin keel in the centre, which swells the case.

Data: 01.v.2015, Sandy, Beds., VC30, Andy Banthorpe

Image:© Melissa Banthorpe

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