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37.013 Coleophora siccifolia Stainton, 1856
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portions of old leaves protrude from the case

Food Plant: Betula spp. (Birch), Crataegus spp. (Hawthorn), Sorbus aucuparia (Rowan), Malus sylvestris (Crab Apple)

Egg: laid on a small leaf

Mine: September - August

Notes: A biennial life cycle in the UK (may be annual in Europe). The second and third cases are formed by cutting out a large leaf portion and then wrapping it around - leaving an edge protruding, which then withers (as shown). A local miner found in hedgerows or open country. Occurs as far north as Perthshire.

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 501

Data: 09.x.2010, Drongengoed, natuurreservaat Maldegemveld, Belgium

Image:© Steve Wullaert

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