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Coleophora lithargyrinella Zeller, 1849

A rare species in Belgium.

The larva feeds from a pale brown cylindrical case on mainly Stellaria holostea but also on other Carophyllaceae like Cerastium and Arenaria.

The adults fly in one generation a year onwards from late May towards July.

Belgium, Namur, Viroin, 14 May 2012.
ex pupa (Photo © Chris Snyers)
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