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37.092 Coleophora galbulipennella Zeller,1838
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the whitish case has longitudinal stripes

Food Plant: Silene nutans (Nottingham catchfly)

Mine: September-July

Notes: Found on shingle beaches on the Kent coast. The eggs are laid on the plant in August-September and the larva feeds in the autumn and overwinters. The final case (as shown) is about 12mm long and many may be found on a single plant. The white case has distinctive longitudinal stripes.

National Status: pRDB1

Bradley No: 551

Data: 26.v.2005, Kent, VC 15, Jon Clifton

Image:© Jon Clifton

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