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37.014 Coleophora coracipennella (Hübner, 1796)
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the adult needs to be reared to determine identity


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 and the identity confirmed by gen det (confirmed John Langmaid)

Data: 14.v.2004, Crookham Village, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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