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37.074 Coleophora taeniipennella Herrich-Schäffer, 1855
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the case is embedded in the seed

Food Plant: Juncus spp.(Rush)

Mine: August to November

Notes: Larva feeds on seeds. The full-grown case is 5mm long, the oral end enclosed within a seed-head (as shown).

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 581

Data: 03.x.2011, Forest of Dean, Glos.,. VC34.

Image:© Guy Meredith

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