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37.108 Coleophora salicorniae Heinemann & Wocke, [1876]
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the larva feeds internally in a spike

Food Plant: Salicornia (Glasswort)

Mine: September to October.

Notes: Larva feeds internally on seeds and fleshy spikes. A case is formed from the tip of a spike, and feeding continues for a short time on other spikes. The larva is infrequently seen, but the image here shows it establishing a feeding position

National Status: Nationally scarce B

Bradley No: 588

Data: 26.ix.2004, Hayling Island, Hants, VC11

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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