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Coleophora alnifoliae  Barasch, 1934

An uncommon species in Belgium. 

The larva lives in a dark brown case on the leaves of mature Alnus glutinosa and Alnus incana. Hibernates as a larva in the case, usually attached to a twig of the foodplant, less often to a leaf.

The adults fly in June and July.

Belgium, Limburg, Kinrooi, 02 June 2005.
(Photo © Chris Steeman)
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