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Coleophora caespititiella Zeller, 1839

A rather local species in Belgium, though not uncommon, locally very common. Hitherto only recorded from 3 provinces.

The larva lives in a small silken, greyish, tubular case on a floret of Juncus subuliflorus, Juncus effusus, Juncus articulatus or Juncus inflexus. It hibernates.

The adults fly in May and June.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Willebroek, 28 May 2004.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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