Lep:Coleophoridae
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37.109 Coleophora wockeella Zeller, 1849
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the case consists of segments of leaf cuticle

Food Plant: Stachys officinalis (Betony)

Egg: laid on leaf

Mine: September - May

Notes: a rare local miner, restricted to Southern England. The case is made from leaf segmants and typically has a hooked anal end. Found on the foodplant which grows at the edge of woodland rides.

National status: pRDB1

Bradley No: 527

Data: 04.iv.2005, Chiddingfold, Surrey, VC17

Image:© David Green

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