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Coleophora lusciniaepennella  (Treitschke, 1833)

An uncommon species in Belgium, but probably overlooked.

The larva lives in a  case on the leaves of Myrica gale, and several species ofSalixPupation in the case attached at the end of a twig or on the upper surface of a leaf.

The adults fly in one generation a year; from late June towards end July. Active at sunset and sunrise and sometimes come to light.

Belgium, Hainaut, Laplaigne, 08 March 2008.
case (Photo © Chris Snyers)
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