Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.108 Coleophora salicorniae Heinemann & Wocke, [1876]
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the larva lives in a detached part of the plant

 

Food Plant: Salicornia (Glasswort)

Mine: September to October.

Notes: Larva feeds internally on seeds and fleshy spikes. A case is formed from the tip of a spike, and feeding continues for a short time on other spikes (as shown).The larva is infrequently seen.

Data: 07.x.2013, Gibraltar Point, Lincs., VC54

Image:© Martin Gray

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