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Coleophora mayrella  (Hübner, 1813)

Mostly distributed in the northern part of the country.

The larva feeds on the ripening seeds of Trifolium repens. The case is built in the later stages and is very difficult to find between the florets. Pupation in the case, usually attached to the vegetation.

The adults fly mainly during June and July. They are active in sunshine and later come to light.


Belgium, Namur, Vresse, 29 May 2011.
(Photo © Steve Wullaert)

Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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