Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.013 Coleophora siccifolia Stainton, 1856
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the leaf making the case withers

 

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.

Data: 27.v.2014, Braintree, Essex, VC 19

Image:© Stephen Rolls

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