Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.033 Coleophora trifolii (Curtis,1832)
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the case, made of two seed pods is shown top right

 

Food Plant: Melilotus altissima (Tall Melilot) or Melilotus oficinalis (Ribbed Melilot)

Egg: laid on the flower

Mine: July - May

Notes: It makes the case from seedpods and up to three pods may be joined together (the case - of two pods is shown top right). The final case is trivalved and black in colour.

Data: 07.viii.2005, Cheltenham, Gloucs, VC33

Image:© Robert Homan

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