Lepidoptera: Coleophoridae

509 Coleophora violacea (Ström, 1783)

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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.

Image:© Rob Edmunds