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Coleophora albitarsella Zeller, 1849

A rare species in Belgium.

The larva feeds on a wide range of plants of the family of Lamiaceae like Clinopodium, Glechoma, Lycopus, Origanum, Prunella, Salvia, Mentha, Nepeta, Stachys and probably on ThymusIt constructs only one composite leaf case and overwinters half-fed.

The adults are univoltine and fly from early June towards early August. Sometimes flying in sunshine, but it's mainly nocturnal and later come to light.


Belgium, Hainaut, Rongy, 09 June 2007.
(Photo © Chris Snyers)
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