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Coleophora milvipennis Zeller, 1839

An uncommon species in Belgium.

The pale ochreous-yellow larva constructs 3 cases and lives on the underside of a leaf of Betula and occasionally also on Carpinus betulus and Myrica gale.  

The adults fly in one generation a year during late June and July. They come to light.


Belgium, Namur, Namèche, 23 October 2008.
third case on Betula pendula (Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)
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