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37.053 Coleophora betulella Heinemann, [1876]
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the case is dark


Food Plant: Betula (Birch)

Mine: Late August to October, feeding again from April to May or early June.

Notes: Larva mines leaves in autumn. Spring feeding is by grazing, usually on the underside of larger leaves, or feeding on the edges of small leaves. The full-grown case is black, pistol-shaped, 7mm long.

Data: 01.v.05, Harrold Park Wood, Bedfordshire, VC30

Image:© Andy Banthorpe

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