Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.026 Coleophora violacea (Ström, 1783)
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the case is very similar to C.potentillae

Food Plant: Polyphagous, on deciduous trees and shrubs.

Mine: July to April.

Notes: Larva mining leaves. The single case is progressively extended from the oral end. Rings of leaf-cuticle are added from the upper surface of the blotch, and project on the dorsal side of the case. The case lies prostrate against the leaf surface (as shown). The case is photographed on Birch (Betula). The case is similar to C.potentillae, but C.violacea makes punctures through the leaf.

National Status: Nationally scarce B

Bradley No: 509

Data: 19.vii.2003, Yateley Heath Wood, Hants,VC12

Image:© Rob Edmunds

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