Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.063 Coleophora albicosta (Haworth, 1828)
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winter case shown

Food Plant: Ulex europaeus (Gorse)

Mine: July - April

Notes: Initially the larva feeds on seeds, boring into seedpods. It makes a case form calyx parts in late summer, which is covered in hairs and continues feeding by boring into more seedpods. In November it makes a case from silk (illustrated), in which it over winters.

National Status: Common

Bradley No: 544

Data: 14.xi.2004, Chorlton, Manchester, Lancs, VC59

Image:© Ben Smart

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