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37.021 Coleophora arctostaphyli Meder, 1934
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final instar larva


Food Plant: Arctstaphylos uva-ursi (Bearberry)

Egg: underside of leaf

Mine: Sept-April

Notes: Initially makes a narrow gallery mine in late autumn of the first year then overwinters in the mine. In the spring of the second year,in late April or May, it forms a blotch from which it cuts its oval case. It then mines the leaves. In late June to early August it aestivates, before feeding again and then constructing a final case by the following April. The final instar larva is shown. The ovum and case-bearing stage are described for the first time by Heckford & Beavan (2018).

Data:15.iii.2016, Granish Moor, Moray, VC 95

Image:© R J Heckford,

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