Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.066 Coleophora laricella (Hübner, [1817])
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the half-grown case is univalved

Food Plant: Larix decidua (Larch)

Mine: July to October, feeding again from April to May.

Notes: Larva mines leaves for the first two instars, until the case is formed. Spring feeding is from the case in which it over winters. The full-grown case is shown and is unvalved, 5mm long. The larvae can cause damage to larches in some years, by blanching the leaves (even causing death of the tree).

National status: Common

Bradley No: 526

Data: 15.v.2005, Orchard Wood West, Somerset, VC5, James McGill

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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