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Coleophora follicularis (Vallot, 1802)

An uncommon species in Belgium. 

The larva lives in a straw coloured slender tubular  case on leafs of Asteraceae like Achillea, Pulicaria, Eupatorium etc... Hibernates as a larva in the case, usually attached to a leaf of the foodplant or adjacent herbage, near the base of a stem or even on the surface of the soil.

The adults fly in one generation a year from mid-June towards august. They come to light.


Belgium, Namur, Pontillas, 19 May 2009.
bag on Eupatorium cannabinum
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)
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