Lep: Colephoridae
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37.028 Coleophora juncicolella Stainton, 1851
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the characteristic herringbone pattern of the case is seen


Food Plant: Calluna vulgaris (Ling), Erica cinerea (Heather)

Mine: September to April.

Notes: The case is small (4mm long) and consists of leaves arranged in a herring-bone pattern (as shown above). Feeding may occur throughout the winter. The cases are best found in the spring, by sweeping.

Data: 09.vi.2005, Chartley Moss, Staffordshire, VC 39

Image:© Jon Clifton

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