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37.026 Coleophora violacea (Ström, 1783)
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the case is bottom right


Food Plant: Polyphagous, on deciduous trees and shrubs.

Mine: July to April.

Notes: Larva mining leaves. The single case is progressively extended from the oral end. Rings of leaf-cuticle are added from the upper surface of the blotch, and project on the dorsal side of the case. The case lies prostrate against the leaf surface (as shown- bottom right). The case is photographed on Birch (Betula). The case is similar to C.potentillae, but C.violacea makes punctures through the leaf (as shown).

Data: 19.vii.2003, Yateley Heath Wood, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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