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37.040 Coleophora lithargyrinella Zeller, 1849
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the case has a doble dorsal keel

Food Plant: Stellaria holostea (Greater Stitchwort) , Cerastium spp . (Chickweed), Silene maritima (Sea Campion), S.dioica (Red Campion)

Mine: September to October, feeding again from March to May.

Notes:  Larva mines leaves, making greenish-white blotches (this enables a distinction with Col.solitariella which makes whitish blotches). The final case is tubular, 8mm long, with a dorsal keel which forks and continues as two ridges to the anal end of the case.

National Status: Nationally Scarce B

Bradley No: 524

Data: 28.v.2003, Fleet, Hants, VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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