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37.014 Coleophora coracipennella (Hübner, 1796)
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case on Crataegus

Food Plant: Prunus sp (especially P.spinosa (Blackthorn)), Malus (Apple), Crataegus (Hawthorn)

Mine: September to May

Notes: It occurs mostly on Prunus spinosa in scattered colonies throughout the UK. In the second case (as shown) C.coracipennella is indistinguishable from C.spinella and C.prunifoliae. The case shown is on Crataegus. The moth was bred out (Moth emerged 3.vi.2004) and the identity confirmed by gen det

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 494

Data: 13.v.2004, Fleet, Hants, VC12.

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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