Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.051 Coleophora kuehnella (Goeze, 1783)
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the case looks as if made of bubbles

Food Plant: Quercus spp. (Oak)

Egg: laid on a leaf

Mine: September - June

Notes: Initially feeds underside of the leaf making tiny holes in groups. The larva feeds into November then overwinters attached to the angle of a twig. In the spring and constructs a case as shown with a large 'pallium'of scales - the autumnal ones being blackish. A local species preferring the sunny edges of woods and rides.

Synonomy: Coleophora palliatella

National Status: Local

Bradley No: 537

Data: 25.v.2006, province of Gelderland, near Malden, The Netherlands

Image:© Henk ten Holt

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