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Coleophora orbitella Zeller, 1849

A rare species in Belgium.

The larva feeds from a composite leaf case on Alnus, Betula, Carpînus betulus and Corylus avellana. Pupation in the case attached to a twig of the food plant or nearby vegetation.

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

Belgium, Liège, Liège - canal de l'Ourthe, 19 October 2008.
final case (7mm) on Betula pendula
(Photo © Jean-Yves Baugnée)
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Comments to Willy De Prins or Chris Steeman
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