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Coleophora peribenanderi Toll, 1943

An uncommon species in Belgium.

The larva lives in an ochreous case on the underside of a leaf of Carduus, Carlina, Centaurea, Cirsium and  Arctium but especially on Cirsium arvense.  Pupation in the case, usually attached low down to herbage.

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


Belgium, Antwerpen, Berchem, 02 June 2008.
(Photo © Chris Snyers)
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