Lep: Colephoridae
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37.048 Coleophora mayrella (Hübner, [1813])
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the darker rear edge of the prothracic plate is small - covering about one-quarter of the plate
the darker edge of the prothoracic plate is seen


Food Plant: Trifolium repens (White Clover)

Mine: July-May

Notes: The larva feeds on ripening seeds and makes a case from the floret (as shown) and is fully fed by early August. The prothoracic plate (as shown) has a darker hind edge, which extends for a quarter of the plate (this distinguishes it from Coleophora frischella it extends to half the plate.

Data: 01.viii.2005, Fleet, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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