Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae

588 Coleophora salicorniae (Heinemann & Wocke, 1876)

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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. The larva is infrequently seen, but a series of images here shows it establishing a feeding position

Image: Rob Edmunds

Data: 26.ix.04, Hayling Island, Hants, VC12