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Coleophora calycotomella Stainton, 1869

A very rare species in Belgium.

The larva lives in a composite leaf case on Cytisus. Because of it slender appearance it's not easy to find and contains a strong resemblance of the slender spines of it hostplants.

The adults fly in June.

Belgium, Namur, Houyet, 27 February 2010.
case on Cytisus scoparius
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)
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