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Coleophora laricella (Hübner, 1817)

A common species throughout Belgium. Can be locally very common and become a pest on trees.

The young larva mines the needles of Larix during the first two instars. Later, it constructs a small case from part of a needle from which it feeds on Larix needles and in which it hibernates.

The adults fly from May till July.


Belgium, Antwerpen, Ranst, 19 May 2004.
(Photo © Leo Janssen)
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