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37.011 Coleophora badiipennella (Duponchel, [1843])
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pupating case


Food Plant: Ulmus (Elm)

Mine: September - May

Notes:  It initially forms a gallery along the midrib, which then goes out along a vein. The end of this gallery is then excised to construct the first case. It then feeds close to this and makes several small mines. The cut-outs here are larger than described in MBGBI, but the only other species, Col. limosipennella, in MBGBI that does this on Elm has much smaller cut-outs. The final case is shown above - it has fixed to a twig to pupate (it may also attach to a leaf for this).

Data: 19.v.2009, ex mine 11.v.2009, Woods Mill, Henfield, W.Sussex, VC13

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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