Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.037 Coleophora calycotomella Stainton, 1869
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case of four sections

 

Food Plant: Cytisus scoparius (Broom). Recorded Elsewhere: Adenocarpus; Calicotome; Chronanthus biflorus; Cytisus fontanesii

Mine: August (?)- May

Notes: The case is initially cut from a leaf and then assembled from several leaf pieces to make four sections, which then turn brown (as shown). The case is laterally compressed and is 12-13mm long. It pupates attached to the stem of the host. First seen in the UK in 2004 and finally confirmed in 2007. Very rare in the UK and known only from one site now.

National Status: pRDB1

Bradley No: 521a

Data: 20.v.2020, Surrey, VC17

Image:© Tony Davis

References:
Langmaid JR, Palmer SM and Young MR (2018) A Field uide to the Smaller Moths of Great Britain and Ireland
Hering, EM (1957), Bestimmunstabellen der Blattminen von Europa

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