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37.094 Coleophora ramosella Zeller, 1849
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slender pale case

Food Plant: Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea); in Irlend also Daisy (Belils perennis)

Egg: laid underside of leaf

Mine: September-May

Notes: The final case is slender and about 9mm long and a light ochreous-brown. The mines rapidly become darker after formation. Pupation occurs on the plant stem. A scace species in England but more common in the Burren, Ireland. Feeding signs and case on Goldenrod (Solidago virgaurea).

Bradley No: 558

National Status: pRDB1

Data: 09.x.2021, Blean Woods NNR, Kent, VC15

Image:© Will Langdon

References:
Emmet AM (1996) The Moths and Butterflies of Great Britain and Ireland, 3
Hering, EM (1957) - Bestimmungstabellen der Blattminen von Europa.
Langmaid JR, Palmer SM & Young MR, (2018) A Field Guide to the Smaller Moths of Great Britain and Ireland

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