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Coleophora ibipennella Zeller, 1849

A fairly common species in Belgium.

The larva feeds on Quercus and lives in a distinctive pistolshaped case made of greyish silk. Pupation in the case, usually on the upperside of a leaf, less often on the underside or on a twig.

The adults fly in one generation a year; during July and August. The adults come sparingly to light.

Belgium, Brabant, Rosières, 23 May 2006.
(Photo © Paul Fontaine)
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