home | mines | species | plants | mine-keys | links | search | updates | newsletters | news | books
37.039 Coleophora hemerobiella (Scopoli, 1763)
< back
final and first year case shown


Food Plant: Rosaceous trees, esp. Malus (apple), Crataegus (hawthorn)

Mine: Two-year life-cycle. September, feeding again from April to June. After aestivation and a second winter, feeding is completed in June of the second year.

Notes: Larva mines leaves. The first case has a semi-circular anal end (as shown), and is extended  until the second spring. The final case is excised from a leaf in April (the excision is below the first year case), and is tubular, 8-11mm long and sits upright on the leaf (as shown).

Data: 09.v.2009, Frensham Common, Surrey, VC17

Image:© Rob Edmunds

sponsored by Colin Plant Associates (UK) LLP/Consultant Entomologists