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37.016 Coleophora spinella (Schrank, 1802)
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the moth needs breeding to confirm identity

Food Plant: Crataegus (hawthorn), Malus (apple)

Mine: early September, then April to late May

Notes: Larva in autumn forming a few small mines. Feeding restarts In the same case In spring before changing to a new case by late April. In spring the cases or mines cannot be reliably separated from those of C.coracipennella or C.prunifoliae. The moth was bred through and a gen det confirmed this species (confirmed John Langmaid)

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 495

Data: 17.v.2003, Crokham Village, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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