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37.099 Coleophora striatipennella Nylander, [1848]
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the case is formed from a seedpod


Food Plant: Stellaria graminea (Lesser Stitchwort), S.media (Common Chickweed), Cerastium arvense (Field Mouse-ear), C. fontanum (Common Mouse-ear)

Mine: August - April

Notes: feeds in the seedpods and makes a greyish/yellow case from the seedpod. The cases isshown above on Field Mouse-ear

Data: 27.vii.2007, Chorlton, Manchester, VC59

Image:© Ben Smart

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