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37.003 Coleophora limoniella (Stainton, 1884)
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the case may attach to sea lavender for the winter

Food Plant: Limonium vulgare (Common sea-lavender)

Mine: September - May

Notes: The larva eats the seeds inside a flower and then uses this as a case. The larva over winters in the stem of the plant. The photo shows a case on the stem of sea-lavender, where the larva has entered the stem. Formerly Gonioderma limoniella.

National status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 488

Data: 19.iii.2006, Boyton, Suffolk, VC25

Image:© Tony Prichard

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