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Coleophora argentula  (Stephens, 1834)

A rare species in Belgium.

The larva lives in a roughed white-brown case on Achillea millefolium or A. ptarmica. Pupation in the case.

The adults fly in one generation a year during July and August. They are active at sunrise, in the evening and at night and come infrequently to light.


Belgium, Liège, Vivegnis - Canal Albert, 30 November 2009.
case on Achillea millefolium
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)
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Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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