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37.018 Coleophora hydrolapathella Hering,1921
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the case is fixed to the stem


Food Plant: Rumex hydrolapathum (Water Dock)

Egg: on the flower

Mine: September - June

Notes: Feeds on the seeds and then later moves to the stem to pupate, where it fixes itself (as shown). The case is 7-8mm long, being narrow, tubular and trivalved. Found in the Norfolk Broads, the coastal marshes of Suffolk and also in Co.Durham

Data: 29.i.2011, East Suffolk, VC25

Image:© Tony Prichard

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