Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.082 Coleophora asteris Mühlig, 1864
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larve in case

 

Food Plant: Aster Tripolium (Sea Aster)

Egg: on a flower

Mine: September - May

Notes: The larva feeds on the seeds, in a case which is hidden in the pappus, during September and October. It then leaves the plant during the wnter. The case is dark brown, trivalved and around 6mm long. The mo is 80-90°. A locally common species on salt marshes around the southern and eastern coasts.Adult bred.

National Status: Nationally Scarce A

Bradley No: 562

Data: 08.xi.2018, Sand Bay, North Somerset, VC6

Image:© Patrick Clement

References:
Emmet, A M (1996), The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, 3, Yponomeutidae-Elachistidae
Langmaid J R, Palmer S M, Young M R (2018), A Field Guide to the Smalller Moths of Great Britain and Ireland

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